Six Iraqis killed, 53 wounded in Baghdad bomb attacks

16:40, May 22, 2011      

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Six Iraqis were killed and 53 others wounded in a spate of bomb attacks in Baghdad on Sunday morning, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua.

Four roadside bombs and a booby-trapped car went off near a police station in Baghdad's southwestern neighborhood of al-Amil, killing two people and wounding 15 others, including three policemen, the source said on condition of anonymity.

In a separate incident, a car parked on a road in al-Talbiyah district in eastern Baghdad was detonated near the convoy of Bigadier General Adel, head of Interior Ministry's internal affairs department, killing a passerby and wounding five others, the source said.

Adel escaped unharmed, but two of his bodyguards were among the wounded, the source added.

In Baghdad's Shiite bastion of Sadr City, a roadside bomb went off near a hospital and another at a marketplace, killing two people and wounding 12 others, he said.

In downtown Baghdad, a roadside bomb ripped through a busy intersection of al-Wathiq Square and killed a civilian and wounded 12 others, including six policemen, he added.

Six more people, including a policeman, were wounded in another roadside bomb explosion near a police patrol in Beirut Square in eastern Baghdad, the source said.

Another roadside bomb detonated in al-Saidiyah neighborhood in southern Baghdad, wounding three people, the source added.

Violence and sporadic high-profile bomb attacks have been surging in Iraq recently despite dramatic decrease of violence in the war-torn country over the last three years.

Source: Xinhua
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