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24 killed, 66 wounded in Baghdad bombings

01-05-2012 16:26 BJT

BAGHDAD, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Up to 24 people were killed and 66 others wounded in a spate of bomb attacks in Baghdad Shi'ite bastions on Thursday morning, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua.

"Our latest reports said that 24 people were killed and 66 wounded by the attacks in the districts of Sadr City and Kadhmiyah, " the source said on condition of anonymity.

The deadliest attack occurred in Baghdad's northern Shi'ite district of Kadhmiyah when two booby-trapped cars parked near crowded intersections detonated and killed 15 people and wounded 31 others, the source said.

Two more attacks occurred in the Shi'ite bastion of Sadr City district in eastern Baghdad when one of the attacks took place by a booby-trapped motorcycle that targeted a crowd of construction workers gathering near an intersection in the district, the source added.

A second attack took place at a busy intersection near the al- Sadr hospital in the same neighborhood of Sadr City when two roadside bombs detonated in a quick succession, he said.

The source said the total toll of the attacks of Sadr City at nine people killed and 35 wounded.

Many Iraqis are worried about a resurgence of ethnic and sectarian violence that once nearly torn the country apart few years ago.

 

Editor:Bai Yang |Source: Xinhua

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