Sunday, July 14, 2013

Ramadan bombathon: Wave of evening bombings in Iraq kills at least 28; 6 more killed elsewhere

BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of explosions tore through overwhelmingly Shiite cities south of Baghdad shortly before the Muslim faithful broke their Ramadan fasts on Sunday, killing at least 28, according to officials, part of a surge of violence that is raising fears Iraq is sliding back toward full-scale sectarian fighting.

The coordinated attacks followed shootings and a bombing in the north earlier in the day that killed six others.

Ramadan death toll is now at 244.