2 Hours, 14 Bombs, 50 killed, 30 wounded, in Iraq

Iraqis inspect the damage following a blast in central Baghdad on Thursday. Sabah Arar / AFP - Getty Images

A series of 14 bombs went off and bullets have been fired in Iraq, killing atleast 50 people. The motive of the attack was more and more damage to the police. A car bomb went off near a security checkpoint in Baghdad, district of Karradah, killing 9. Almost 30 people were wounded including 4 policemen. AP footage showed people covered with blood and storefronts damaged. Also, on the opposite sides of the capital, gunmen with silenced pistols killed a total of eight policemen at security checkpoints, officials said. On Sunday, a suicide car bombing killed 19 people at a Baghdad police academy. I read another news of blasts in Pakistan this morning.

Tolls from other attacks around Baghdad include:

(courtesy: BBC News)
  • six dead after a car bomb in Shia-dominated Kadhimiya, norht of Baghdad
  • six killed by gunmen at a police checkpoint in the Sarafiya district of the capital
  • two dead and five injured in an explosion in the western al-Mansour district
  • two killed and 10 injured in two explosions in Dorat Abo Sheer, southern Baghdad
  • two killed and nine wounded in an attack by gunmen using weapons with silencers, targeting a police patrol in Saidiya, southern Baghdad
  • seven injured, most of them policemen, in a blast in al-Madaen, south of Baghdad
  • five civilians injured in a bomb explosion in Taji, north of Baghdad

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