23 killed, 113 injured in Iraq attacks

Published: April 9, 2014

Baghdad, April 10 (IANS/EFE) — At least 23 people, including a journalist, were killed and 113 wounded in a string of attacks carried out in different parts of Iraq Wednesday, police and medical sources said.

The incidents came on the 11th anniversary of the entry of US troops into the Iraqi capital city and the fall of the regime of the then Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.

The deadliest attack left nine killed, including a reporter, when several neighbourhoods in Fallujah city, located 50 km from Baghdad, were bombarded with mortar rounds.

A police official said that the home of journalist Hamam Mohammed, who worked for local Al Taguier television, was struck by one of the mortar rounds, killing him and wounding two members of his family.

In Baghdad, six car bombs were detonated in different parts of the city, killing seven people and wounding 53.

In Wasat province, south of Baghdad and with a Shiite majority, regional health director Yabal al Yaseri said that four people died and eight were wounded with a car bomb exploded in the Al Hafariya zone.

Two other civilians died and 24 were wounded when three car bombs blew up, two of them in Al Naamaniya and the other near a popular restaurant in Al Azaziya, both in Wasat.

Meanwhile, a roadside bomb detonated as a military convoy was passing by, killing one Iraqi soldier and wounding three others in Telul al Bach, in the southern province of Salaheddin.

Iraq is experiencing a resurgence in sectarian violence and terrorists attacks, which in 2013 killed 8,868 people, 7,818 of them civilians, according to UN statistics.

–IANS/EFE

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IANS 2014-04-10 07:02:17

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