Wave of deadly car bombs hit Baghdad

At least 34 people were killed in six separate car bomb explosions across the Iraqi capital, scores more people wounded.

    Iraqi police sources say at least 34 people have been killed and another 106 wounded in a wave of evening car bombings in commercial areas of Baghdad.

    Police said the blasts struck late Saturday in the neighbourhoods of Jididayh, Karrada, Baiyaa, Shurta, Tobchi and Zafaraniyah, the majority of which are predominantly Shia neighbourhoods.

    Police said the explosions were all caused by car bombs parked in commercial streets.

    Officers say the bombs went off after the breaking of the daily Ramadan fast when many people are out shopping or relaxing in coffee shops.

    All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorised to talk to media.

    The attacks are the latest in a wave of violence that has killed more than 200 people since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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