Wave of Attacks Across Iraq Kills 50


A wave of deadly bombings across Iraq have claimed at least 50 lives on Sunday.

Reports say the attack includes a car bomb outside a French consulate.

A deadly blasts reportedly killed at least 16 people near the city of Amara, south of Baghdad, when two car bombs exploded outside a Shia shrine and a market place.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaking with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in 2009.

In addition, reports say in Dujail, north of Baghdad, a suicide bomber driving a car attacked a military base which has killed 11 soldiers.

According to media reports, dozens were killed also in other blasts across the country, particularly in the towns of Baquba, Samarra, Basra and Tuz Khurmato.

Today, the United Nations envoy in Iraq expressed strong condemnation against a series of attacks that killed dozens and injured many more across the Middle Eastern country.

“I strongly condemn the heinous attacks and the senseless violence that, once again, have claimed dozens of lives.” – Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, Martin Kobler

Reports say the attacks reportedly targeted Iraqi security forces, police recruits and markets, and involved both bombs and attacks by gunmen.

“My thoughts are with all those who’ve suffered the loss of a loved one today, and I wish a speedy recovery to those who were wounded.” -Mr. Kobler

In July this year, a wave of attacks has rocked 13 cities across Iraq, killing 111 people and injure many more.

Media reports say a coordinated string of bombings and shooting in 13 cities, including Baghdad, the capital, injured nearly 200 more, targeting security forces and Government officials.

In Baghdad, a car bomb outside a government office killed at least 12 people and wounded 22 others, security and medical officials said.

Meanwhile, two other explosions in the Baghdad neighbourhoods of Husseiniyah and Yarmuk killed at least four people and left 24 others wounded.

Reports say Monday’s toll was the highest since May 10, 2010, when 111 people were killed.

In March this year, a series of deadly bomb attacks in a number of Iraqi cities have claimed the lives of more than 40 people and injured many others.

Media reports indicated that a series of coordinated bomb blasts went off in over a dozen cities and towns, including the capital, Baghdad, as well as Karbala, Kirkuk, Falluja and Mosul, killing more than 40 people and wounding scores of others.

The deadly bombings coincides with the ninth anniversary of the US invasion and days before the nation hosts a meeting of Arab leaders.

Reports say that some of them targeted police or government facilities.

The top United Nations envoy in Iraq expressed condemnation on the deadly bombings.

Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)

urged authorities to make every effort to identify the perpetrators of the “atrocious acts of violence” and bring them to justice.

Mr. Kobler extended his condolences to the families of those who were killed and wished those who suffered injuries a speedy recovery.

The attacks on some Iraqi cities come nine years to the day since a U.S.-led army invaded Iraq on 20th of March 2003 which had ousted notorious dictator Saddam Hussein.

On December 2006, Saddam Hussein, the man who brought suffering to many Arabs, has been executed in a secret location in a northern Baghdad suburb, Khademiya.

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