Attacks in Iraq kill 33, wound 45

iraq mosul bomb attackA total of 33 people were killed and 45 others wounded in attacks on Saturday in Iraq, the police said.

In the northern province of Nineveh, up to 27 people were killed and 36 wounded in a suicide bomb attack near Mosul, the capital of Nineveh, a provincial police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The attack occurred in the afternoon when a suicide bomber blew up his explosive vest at a funeral of the Iraqi minority of Shabak in the town of Baashiqa, some 10 km northeast of Mosul, which is about 400 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

Earlier, the source put the toll at 22 killed and 41 wounded. The toll could still rise as many of the wounded are in critical conditions.

The Shabak people are a Shiite minority group living in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, particularly around Mosul.

Elsewhere, six people were killed and nine others wounded in separate bombings and shootings in central Iraq.

A roadside bomb detonated at a village in Abu Ghraib area, some 25 km west of Baghdad, killing three people and wounding five others, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Meanwhile, gunmen in a car killed a civilian and wounded another in a drive-by shooting in the city of Ramadi, some 100 km west of Baghdad, the source said.

In addition, a man and a woman were killed and three women wounded in a roadside bomb explosion on a main road at a village outside the city of Dujail, some 60 km north of Baghdad, a local police source anonymously told Xinhua.

Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years, which raises fears that the country is sliding back to a full-blown civil conflict that peaked in 2006 and 2007 when monthly death toll sometimes exceeded 3,000.

Xinhua

  • Hannibal

    How could a minority be a threat to the Islamist Nazis? Enough already! Is that the world we want to live in? A world of intolerance, death and a world with one color? Islamist Nazis INDEED!

  • Hannibal

    How could a minority be a threat to the Islamist Nazis? Enough already! Is that the world we want to live in? A world of intolerance, death and a world with one color? Islamist Nazis INDEED!

  • 5thDrawer

    ‘fears that the country is sliding back’ …. The question is, did it ever go forward?
    People who need to live under a gun to have some peace for all – and thus fewer daily deaths from huge violent acts – cannot be said to have gone ‘forward’ in any humanitarian sense, no matter who’s gun they live under. Whether it was the USA keeping a thumb on things here for only 10 years, or the Russian Communists pressing on the peoples of ‘various places’ for 70, once that ‘control’ is lifted and it can be seen there has been really no change, I don’t think ‘back’ or ‘forward’ are relative terms which can be used.
    This is, simply, what ‘IS’.

  • 5thDrawer

    ‘fears that the country is sliding back’ …. The question is, did it ever go forward?
    People who need to live under a gun to have some peace for all – and thus fewer daily deaths from huge violent acts – cannot be said to have gone ‘forward’ in any humanitarian sense, no matter who’s gun they live under. Whether it was the USA keeping a thumb on things here for only 10 years, or the Russian Communists pressing on the peoples of ‘various places’ for 70, once that ‘control’ is lifted and it can be seen there has been really no change, I don’t think ‘back’ or ‘forward’ are relative terms which can be used.
    This is, simply, what ‘IS’.

  • IraniAngel

    which nasty, sick, filthy religion allows you …. no sorry i meant urges and rewarrds you to blow up innocent ppl?

  • IraniAngel

    which nasty, sick, filthy religion allows you …. no sorry i meant urges and rewarrds you to blow up innocent ppl?

  • Fauzia45

    As long as these religious fanatics are on the march,they will continue to blow up themselves to kill innocent people for the cause they have joined!!!They are a real danger !!!

  • Fauzia45

    As long as these religious fanatics are on the march,they will continue to blow up themselves to kill innocent people for the cause they have joined!!!They are a real danger !!!