Iraq attacks kill at least 21 as violence surges
[Al Ahram] Attacks around Iraq have killed at least 21 people, the latest in a spike of Death Eater violence aimed at destabilizing the country and undermining the government, officials said Monday.

The deadliest strike hit the town of Madain, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Storied Baghdad
...located along the Tigris River, founded in the 8th century, home of the Abbasid Caliphate...
, where a bomb went kaboom! near a youth center, killing six civilians and wounding three, police said.

In the northern city of djinn-infested Mosul, a boom-mobile went kaboom! in a commercial area, killing one civilian and wounding five others, a police officer said. Another parked boom-mobile kaboom killed five civilians and maimed seven.

Also in djinn-infested Mosul, three bully boy groups shot and killed a police officer, a provincial front man and a civilian in separate attacks.

djinn-infested Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Storied Baghdad, has been the scene of some of the deadliest unrest outside the capital in recent weeks.

The attacks are part of a spike in violence in recent months that is raising worries Iraq is heading back toward widespread sectarian bloodshed that pushed the country to the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007.

Late Sunday, gunnies stopped a family of a policeman while they were driving home from a wedding party in a remote area near the town of Musayyib, killing the policeman, his parents, wife and two young children, mayor Abdul-Karim Abdul-Jabar said. A police officer confirmed that the attack took place.

Abdul-Jabar said an 8-year child was maimed.
Posted by: Fred 2013-07-09