Over 38 killed in Baghdad terrorist attacks

Published October 16th, 2014 - 04:42 GMT
Medical officials confirmed the deaths of at least 38 people in the attacks (AFP/File)
Medical officials confirmed the deaths of at least 38 people in the attacks (AFP/File)

A series of terrorist attacks in Shia areas of the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad has killed at least 38 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.

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 IS terrorists 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.


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