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Attacks in Iraqi Capital Leave 49 Dead

BAGHDAD – A spate of attacks Wednesday in greater Baghdad left 49 people dead and 160 others injured, Iraqi police spokesmen told Efe.

Gunmen burst into a home in Latifiya, 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) south of the capital, and killed seven members of a family.

A pair of car-bomb blasts in the south Baghdad area of Jisr Diyala also resulted in seven fatalities, while 21 others were wounded.

Five people were killed and 15 hurt when a car bomb exploded outside a movie theater in Baghdad al Jadida, an area in the southern section of the capital.

Four soldiers were killed and three others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded in Al-Mada’in, located 30 kilometers (about 19 miles) south of Baghdad.

Two other car bombs were detonated in the northeastern section of the capital, killing four people and wounding 15 others, while four people died and 20 others were wounded when a car bomb exploded in the Al Dulei district of northwestern Baghdad.

The toll from a suicide bombing at a restaurant in Mahmudiya, south of the capital, was five dead and 10 wounded.

Three people died and 17 were injured when an assailant detonated explosives near a gas station in Baghdad’s Sadr City district.

A car bombing at a police checkpoint in the north-side Kazemiya neighborhood left three dead and 10 others wounded.

Two people perished and a dozen were hurt after two car-bomb attacks in close succession damaged homes in the al-Amel neighborhood.

Three separate car bombings at different spots on the east side of Baghdad caused a total of five fatalities and left 37 people injured.

The past few months have been the bloodiest in five years in Iraq, with about 1,000 people dying in violent incidents in July alone. EFE


 

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