Baghdad: At least 32 people were killed and 108 injured in a wave of bombing attacks Wednesday in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad, the interior ministry said.
The attacks included two car bombs in Sadir city district, one bomb near the Virgin Mary church in al-Neairiya district and a suicide bombing near a market area in Ur district, Xhinhua quoted the interior ministry spokesman Saad Maan as saying.
All the three districts in eastern Baghdad are Shia dominated. No group has so far claimed responsibility for these attacks.
The security situation began to drastically deteriorate in Iraq June 10 when bloody clashes broke out between the Iraqi security forces and hundreds of Sunni militants who took control of country’s northern city of Mosul and later seized swathes of territories after the Iraqi security forces abandoned their posts in Nineveh and other predominantly Sunni provinces.
Iraq has been witnessing some of the worst violence in years. The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq said Friday that at least 1,737 Iraqis were killed and 1,978 others injured in acts of terrorism and violence in July across Iraq, not including casualties in Anbar province.