Wave of Bombings in Iraq Kill at Least 41

Tribal militias are fighting to regain ground recently taken by al Qaeda-linked rebels

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Ahmed Saad / Reuters

People gather at the site of car bomb attack in Baghdad, Jan. 15, 2014.

Bombs ripped through busy markets and a funeral north of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 41 and wounding dozens more.

The attacks, which occurred mostly in and around Baghdad, come as tribal militias are fighting to regain ground in key cities in western Anbar Province, which were overrun by al Qaeda-linked militants two weeks ago. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the latest bombings.

The deadliest attack, which occurred in Buhriz, a town about 35 miles north of Baghdad, struck a funeral for an anti-al-Qaeda Sunni militiaman who, according to the AP, died of natural causes. The bombing killed 16 people and wounded more than two dozen, according to a police officer. Meanwhile, several car bombs in Baghdad killed at least 25 and wounded dozens. 

Last year was the bloodiest year in Iraq since the withdrawal of U.S. troops; according to U.N. figures, 8,868 were killed in attacks. According to an AP tally, 285 have been killed in the past two weeks.

[AP]

3 comments
aliabdallah123
aliabdallah123

you  make me laugh   USA  killed  more than 500000 Iraq innocent   people   and destroy  army   and  transfer AL  Qaeda from all  over the world to  Iraq  .to  make Iraq ask USA army to return again to Iraq  to make people more save

prplknite
prplknite

44 is a pretty good score for 1 day. Combine that with the casualties generated in Syria ,Somalia ,Sudan ,Egypt ,Pakistan  , Afghanistan and the rest of the Moslem world and you've got a nice day's total for the practitioners of the "Religion of Peace"...Keep up the good work ; and remember...keep the deaths (martyrdoms) amongst yourselves! Who sez Bush & Cheny were inept? LMAO!!!!!



CrossWinds
CrossWinds

Daniel 12:4.....

.....4 "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."

Revelation 16:16
And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.