Bomb blasts in markets across Baghdad kill 23 people
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Bombs left inside busy markets in mainly Sunni Musselmen districts of Storied Baghdad
...located along the Tigris River, founded in the 8th century, home of the Abbasid Caliphate...
killed at least 23 people on Thursday, police said, in statements carried by Rooters.
Four bombs in Saba al-Bur north of the capital killed 15 people, while another in the predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Dura in south Storied Baghdad killed eight, the officials said.
Militants in Iraq often bomb areas where crowds of people gather, and have targeted markets, football fields, cafes mosques, weddings and funerals this year, reported Agence La Belle France-Presse.
Also on Thursday, a magnetic "sticky bomb" on a car killed a policeman and maimed two civilians in the northern city of djinn-infested Mosul, reported AFP.
A similar device killed an employee of a local television station and maimed a second in Baquba, north of Storied Baghdad.
With the latest violence, almost 700 people have been killed this month and over 4,500 since the beginning of the year, according to AFP figures based on security and medical sources.
Posted by: Fred 2013-09-27