3 killed, 11 injured in mosque blast in Baghdad

At least three people have been killed and 11 others wounded in a bomb blast that hit a Shia mosque in northern Baghdad, Iraq.

The car bomb went off in a commercial street in Qahira Neighborhood early on Saturday.

The blast also caused damage to shops and cars in the area. Health officials confirmed the casualty figures.

On Friday, a car bomb near a shop in Baghdad killed 12 people, while seven died in other attacks. The attacks bring the October death toll to more than 420, according to media count.

According to the UN, carnage led to the death of some 5,000 people in Iraq between January and September of 2013.

The UN figures also show that almost 1,000 people died and more than 2,000 were wounded due to carnage in Iraq in September, making it one of the deadliest months in recent years. More than 3,000 people also died in 2012.

Iraq’s Interior Ministry has said that militants have launched an open war in Iraq and they want to push the country into chaos.

A recent study also showed that over 460,000 people lost their lives in Iraq between 2003 and 2011 as a result of the US-led invasion of the country.

The study was conducted at the University of Washington, Johns Hopkins University, Simon Fraser University and Mustansiriya University.

Researchers conducted the survey based on interviews with 2,000 households in 100 geographical clusters across Iraq’s 18 provinces between May 2011 and July 2011.

By Press TV


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