BAGHDAD, Sept 30 (KUNA) -- At least 45 people were killed and 120 others
injured in a wave of bomb attacks that rocked the Iraqi capital Baghdad
Monday, in the latest episode of what seems to be sectarian violence.
Medical and security sourced told KUNA that 14 bombings targeted
marketplaces and gatherings of day workers in number of Baghdad main squares
The Monday's bombing attacks targeted mainly Shiite-dominated areas in the
Iraqi capital and came amid a sharp rise in sectarian violence in the Arab
On Sunday, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shiite funeral in a mosque
in the town of Mussayab, 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, killing at least
40 people and the Kurdistan region suffered its first major bombing since 2007.
The growing attacks raise fears of a return to the sectarian violence that
pushed the country to the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007.
More than 6,000 people have been killed in violence so far this year,
according to the monitoring group Iraq Body Count. (pickup previous)
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