36 dead after series of bomb attacks rattle Baghdad

By REUTERS
October 16, 2014 16:58

BAGHDAD - Four car bomb attacks and a mortar strike around Shi'ite parts of northern Baghdad killed 36 people and wounded 98 within a span of two hours Thursday afternoon, police and medical officials said.

A suicide car bomb hit an army checkpoint near a restaurant in the northern district of Talibiya at 2:30 p.m., killing nine people; 45 minutes later, a pair of car bombs exploded in the district of al-Dawlai in western Baghdad, claiming the lives of 16 people and wounding 35 others.

Minutes later, five mortar rounds hit the neighboring Shi'ite district of al-Shaoula, killing another five and wounding 21 others. A final car bomb exploded in the nearby Hurriya district, leaving six dead and wounding 14 others.


Related Content

Breaking news
April 24, 2018
Trump warns Iran against restarting nuclear program

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 16 - 31
    Beer Sheva
    17 - 25
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 15 - 27
    Jerusalem
    16 - 27
    Haifa
  • 19 - 32
    Elat
    18 - 32
    Tiberias