Two car bombs kill 10, wound 38 in Iraq capital

By REUTERS
January 24, 2012 09:28




BAGHDAD - Two car bombs exploded in Baghdad's Sadr City on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 38 in the latest attack targeting Shi'ite areas as a political crisis threatens to revive sectarian strife in Iraq.

The first blast hit a group of laborers gathering to wait for jobs, leaving a chaotic scene of scattered shoes and food, and pools of blood. The bomb killed at least eight people and wounded 24, police and hospital sources said.

"We were all standing waiting to earn our living and all of a sudden it was like a black storm and I felt myself thrown on the ground," said Ahmed Ali, a 40-year-old laborer whose face and hair were burned by the explosion.

"I fainted for a while then I woke up and hurried to one of the cars to take me to the hospital," said Ali, lying on a bed in the emergency room at Imam Ali hospital in Sadr City.

The second blast near a traffic roundabout in Sadr City killed two people and wounded 14 others, the sources said.


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