Ads 468 X 60

Seven people were killed in attacks in Iraq

Attacks in Baghdad and the northern area of ​​Iraq's capital killed seven people on Friday, officials said. 

In the deadliest attack, at least four people were killed and 14 others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded in Ghazaliyah area, western Baghdad, the officials said, adding that another explosion at a commercial street in Saidiyah injuring six people, AFP reported. 

In Muqdadiyah, north of Baghdad, gunmen entered the city police chief and the officers shot dead in front of his family. 

In another incident, a bomb blast in a minibus terminal in Buhruz, north of Baghdad in restive Diyala province, killing two people and wounding seven others, while seven federal police officers were injured in an explosion in the north again in Samarra. 

The violence came a day after a series of coordinated bombings blamed on al Qaeda targeted mainly Shi'ite areas in Baghdad killed at least 24 people and wounding almost 100. 

The interior ministry warned, Iraq has become "the arena of war", but stressed that despite the "war against terrorism will be long and heavy, and full of great sacrifice ... in the end we will win".  Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said security forces will continue to carry out large-scale operation to hunt down the militants. 

The attacks in Iraq increased this year, especially since the security operation at a location 23 April Sunni Arab protests that sparked anti-government clashes that killed dozens of people.  Friday's violence was the latest in a wave of bombings and suicide attacks in the middle of a political crisis between Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his government partners and protest marches for several weeks demanding his resignation. 

More than 800 people were killed in attacks during Ramadan, which has become one of the deadliest month in Iraq.  Based on data collected by the UN and the Iraqi government in July was the deadliest month in five years with a death toll of more than 1,000 people.  Number of deaths from attacks in Iraq surpassed 3,470 people since the beginning of this year.  Rising wave of attacks in Iraq since the beginning of this year, and according to UN reports, more than 2,500 people were killed from April to June alone, the highest number since 2008.  Death toll reaches 271 in March, while in February, 220 people were killed in violence in Iraq, according to an AFP tally based on information from security sources and medical.  Iraq hit by political turmoil and violence that killed thousands of people since U.S. forces completed the withdrawal from the country on December 18, 2011, leaving security responsibilities to Iraqi forces. 

In addition to problems with the Kurds, the Iraqi government is also at odds with the Sunni groups.  Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (Shiite) since December 2011 seeking the arrest of Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi on terrorism charges and tried to fire Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Absolute. Both are Sunni leader.


Post a Comment