Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Terrorist attacks inside Iraq kill 29

(Baghdad) A slew of bombings and shootings across Iraq saw 29 people killed, with another 72 injured.

The deadliest of the attacks happened in Baghdad this afternoon, when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint and blew it up in the northern district of Kadhmiyah, leaving at least 12 dead and another 52 wounded.

11 bomb explosions hit the homes of Shia Muslims in the city of Tuz-Khurmato, killing five people, including four from one family, and wounding 11 others.

In the province of Anbar, the Iraqi army clashed with Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) terrorists who tried to enter Iraq from Syria, killing seven militants and arresting five others.

25 km west of Baghdad, in Abu Ghraib, a bomb was detonated in a marketplace, killing one and leaving three others wounded.

Security forces raided a house in Mosul, believed to be linked to ISIL, killing three terrorists.