Bombs hit Baghdad residential buildings, 35 killed

09:50, April 07, 2010      

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A series of massive bombs ripped through residential buildings across Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 35 people and wounding 140 others in the second attack with multiple casualties in the Iraqi capital in three days.

"The latest reports said that 35 people were killed and 140 others wounded in Baghdad blasts," an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The source said that seven coordinated explosions hit the capital on Tuesday morning to target residential buildings across the capital.

The first blast started at about 8:45 a.m.(0545 GMT) in Chikok area in northern Baghdad neighborhood of Kadhmiya, causing the collapse of two residential buildings, the source said.

About 10 minutes later, another massive blast destroyed a third building in the Shula neighborhood in northwestern Baghdad, the source said, adding that another powerful explosion occurred in a fourth building in the southwestern Shurta al-Rabia neighborhood.

A fifth explosion rocked the Hifa street in central Baghdad, the source said without giving further details about the incident, but said the blast was apparently carried out by a suicide bomber.

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