At least 69 die in Iraq blasts, executions
A total of 69 people were reported killed across Iraq in car bombings and execution-style sectarian killings on Sunday.
In the deadliest single attack, a car bomb went off Sunday in the southern Shiite city of Karbala, near the province's main government building, a police spokesman said. The bomb exploded around 9:30 a.m. as employees returned to work after the weekend, said Rahman Mishawi.
According to Reuters, at least 15 people were killed and 52 wounded. The dead were all civilians.
Also Sunday, two car bombs went off around the same time, police said. One targeted an Iraqi army patrol, killing eight people and injuring 15. The blast took place in Aadhamiya district.
A second bomb, also in the north of the city, killed one civilian and wounded five.
Also Sunday, police have found the bodies of dozens of men. All in all, Iraqi police uncovered the bullet-riddled bodies of 45 men killed in apparent sectarian attacks, an interior ministry official said, according to AFP. He said 28 bodies were found in Baghdad's western Kharkh area, while another 15 were recovered from the eastern Rusafa district. Two other bodies were found in Madan, south of Baghdad.