More than 30 killed in wave of Iraq attacks
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||30 September 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, More than 30 killed in wave of Iraq attacks, 30 September 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5073cc5c28.html [accessed 29 July 2014]|
September 30, 2012
At least 32 people have been reported killed and more than 100 injured in a wave of bombings in cities and towns across Iraq.
Police said most of the attacks appeared to target Shi'ite Muslims or security officials.
Most of them were centred in Baghdad and the nearby areas of Taji, Madain, and Tarmiyah.
The deadliest attack took place in Taji, some 20 kilometers north of Baghdad where at least three car bombs went off separately, killing at least eight and wounding more than 20.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but car bombs are a hallmark of the Sunni militant group Al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Attacks took place in at least eight cities across the country, from Mosul in the north to Kut south of Baghdad.
Based on reporting by Reuters, AFP, and AP