Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Iraqi Slaughter This Weekend

As I predicted, this weekend has been an absolute bloodbath in Iraq and the latest wave of bombings occurred early this morning where 41 Iraqis were killed and more than 100 were wounded.  There were AT LEAST 10 separate bombs detonated within a 40 minute period.

Couple today's early attacks with what happened yesterday - where a marketplace was bombed killing 17 people and reports are still coming in for more and more violence across the country.

The report of today's 10 bombing attacks comes from The New York Times.

Wave of Car Bombs in Iraq Kills Dozens

BAGHDAD — Ten car bombs targeting Shiite neighborhoods hit the Iraqi capital Sunday morning. All 10 bombs went off within 40 minutes, starting from 9:30 a.m.

Forty-one civilians were killed and more than 100 others were wounded, according to security and medical officials. Ambulances rushed to hospitals and security forces tightened measures around checkpoints to search each passing car, creating a traffic jam.

Most of the bombings targeted public markets and bus stations. In Huriya, a neighborhood in the northwestern part of Baghdad, five people were killed and 12 were wounded when a bomb exploded in a parked car near a public market.

In Abu Dshir in southern Baghdad, another bomb in a parked car went off near a public market, killing six civilians and wounding 13 others.

Other car bombs targeted the districts of Saba al-Bor, Mashtal, Baladiyat, Ur, Bayaa and Nahrawan, where two bombs exploded.

“I don’t remember how I stopped the car,” said Saad Muhseen, a 45-year-old engineer who was wounded in the Abu Dshir bombing. “While the windows of the car smashed on my face and body, I was in a shock for few minutes. After that the first thing I did was to call my wife. I just wanted to hear her voice. She didn’t say a thing, but she was crying.”

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