Terrorist attacks in Baghdad leave 47 people dead

The site of a car bomb blast in Baghdad, Iraq (file photo)

A series of terrorist attacks targeting Shia areas of the capital, Baghdad, and elsewhere across Iraq has killed at least 47 people and injured dozens.

Police sources said on Thursday that two car bombs in a commercial area in the northern Dolaie neighborhood of Kadhimiyah district left at least 14 civilians dead and 34 others wounded.

Seven policemen and five civilians also lost their lives when an assailant rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint in the eastern neighborhood of Talibiyah, while six other civilians were killed and 16 injured in another car bomb blast in the northern Hurriyah district.

Police officials added that in the northern Shula neighborhood, six civilians died when mortar rounds hit a residential area.

Meanwhile, police said a car bomb blast in Mahmoudiya town, 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Baghdad, killed seven people. A roadside bomb also struck an army patrol just south of the capital, killing two soldiers.

The casualty figures have been confirmed by medical officials in the country.

The overall security situation in Iraq has worsened over the past months after the ISIL Takfiri terrorists, of whom many are foreign militants, took control of parts of Iraq’s northern and western regions.

According to the United Nations, over 1,110 people were killed in acts of violence across Iraq in September.

The ISIL terrorists have been committing heinous crimes in the captured areas, including mass executions and beheading of people.

The Western governments and their regional allies have contributed to the rise of the ISIL terrorists by sponsoring the militants fighting against the government in Syria.

The militants received training to use light and heavy weapons with the help of the US government at a secret base in Jordan in 2012, informed Jordanian officials say.

By Press TV


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