Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bombs in Iraq kill 24 people

(Baghdad) For all the talk of Islamophobia and Islamic victimhood around the world, the biggest abusers, oppressors and killers of Muslims are... fellow Muslims. Now, we are currently informed on a daily basis of the killing fields in Syria, which has seen hundreds of thousands killed. Other Islamic countries are never far from the front page, and so it is with Iraq. For some strange reason, idiots, sorry, I meant terrorists, inside Iraq decided to wage war on people who, let's be honest, just want to get on with their lives.

The first incident came from an explosives-laden car left in a parking lot in Karrada, a busy commercial area, home to several government offices, as well as courts and a hospital. The explosion killed four civilians and three police officers and wounded 21.

A few minutes later, a suicide bomber with an explosives belt blew himself up at the main gate of an office affiliated with the Higher Education Ministry, killing two police officers and two civilians and wounding 12.

Shortly before nightfall, a car bomb near an outdoor market killed eight people and wounded 17 in Baghdad's Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City.

At the same time, gunmen stormed the house of an anti-al-Qaida Sunni fighter in the town of Youssifiyah, killing the Sunni fighter along with his wife, son, sister and a cousin. Youssifiyah is 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Baghdad.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for today's attacks which come two days after a number of car bombings rocked the capital, killing at least 34 people. That has been the bloodiest day in Iraq since April 28 when terrorist strikes on polling stations and other targets killed 46.