Iraq: At least 43 dead in attacks
Four people died on Tuesday by a car bomb parked near the Iranian embassy in Baghdad, Iraqi police said. According to Reuters, police said five were injured in the attack, in a car park opposite to the Iranian embassy in the upscale Karadat Maryam district near the Green Zone compound.
Also in the capital, at least eight people died on Tuesday by a car bomb targeting an Iraqi Army patrol in east Baghdad, police said. Three of the dead were troops and a further nine people were hurt in the attack, police added.
Also Tuesday, the bodies of two security guards were found in the western Baghdad neighborhood of Mansour, two days after they were abducted from the office of a cell phone company where they worked, police said
Elsewhere, 29 villagers were shot dead by men wearing Iraqi military uniforms who stormed their homes north of Baghdad on Monday, an Iraqi security official said on Tuesday.
Colonel Raghib Rawi, spokesman for security operations in Diyala province, said a large number of gunmen surrounded Duwailiya village, north of the city of Baquba, on Monday afternoon and then opened fire. There were four people wounded in the attack.
At least 140 people were killed or found dead nationwide on Monday, according to police reports. At least 44 of them were in Baghdad. Eight of the Baghdad dead were killed in three separate car bombings, police said, according to the AP.