Saturday, August 18, 2012

Ramadan in Iraq Ends with the Customary Car Bombs

A wave of attacks across Iraq killed more than 100 people on Thursday, including dozens of women and children at an amusement park, security and medical officials said.

The attacks, a series of car bombings, roadside bombings and armed assaults in Baghdad and five other provinces, also killed army security officers, police officers, and civilians.

A car packed with explosives was detonated near the amusement park in Zaafaraniya, an area in eastern Baghdad, killing 34 people and wounding 57, mostly women and children, officials said.

Earlier in the day, two roadside bombs in the neighborhood killed two people and wounded 11. In northern Baghdad, two car bombs exploded near a government building, leaving seven dead and 42 wounded, police said.

In the evening, a car blew up near a crowded cafe about 300 feet from a military checkpoint in Sadr City, killing 23 people and wounding 58, security officials said.
Kind of like the July 4th, except with mass casualties.

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