Triple blasts kill at least 45 in Baghdad

People gather at the site of car bomb attack in Baghdad’s Sadr City. (File photo: Reuters)

At least 45 people killed on Monday after three bomb attacks - within an hour - targeted Shiite neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital on Monday, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

Agence France-Presse reported that Khadhimiyah and Sadr City neighborhoods were targeted as people filled the streets, distributing sweets for the Eid al-Ghadir Muslim feast.

A suicide car bomb blew up against a security checkpoint on Aden square, at the entrance of the northwestern neighborhood of Kadhimiyah, killing 11 and wounding 31, a senior Baghdad police officer told AFP.

And a bomb in the popular Mredi market in the sprawling northern neighborhood of Sadr City killed five and wounded at least 24 people, the same source said.

In Habibiyah, on the southern edge of Sadr City, a suicide car bomb attack left at least six dead -- three policemen and three civilians -- in an area home to scores of car dealerships.

The attack comes after series of bombs on Saturday which left at least 50 people killed in Baghdad, targeting also Shiite-dominated areas.

More than 1,110 people were killed in acts of violence across Iraq in September, the United Nations said.

(With AFP)

 

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