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14 killed in bomb attacks in Baghdad

English.news.cn   2014-01-20 19:38:16

BAGHDAD, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- At least 14 people were killed and 55 others wounded in a series of bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday, a police source said.

Two car bombs went off at Doura district in the southern part of Baghdad on Monday afternoon, killing six people and wounding 15 others, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Another car bomb detonated near a group of laborers who were waiting to be hired for a day-long job in New Baghdad district in the southeastern part of the capital, killing four people and wounding 15 others, the source said.

A car bomb ripped through a parking lot near the compound of Baghdad courts in Hurriyah district in northern the capital, killing a civilian and wounding nine others, while a fourth car bomb struck Baiyaa district in southern Baghdad and wounded eight people, the source added.

Meanwhile, a roadside bomb went off in a popular market in Baghdad northern suburb of Rashdiyah, killing three people and wounding eight others, the source said. Iraq is witnessing its worst violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, a total of 8,868 Iraqis, including 7,818 civilians and civilian police personnel, were killed in 2013, which was the highest annual death toll for years.

 

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