Deadly car bombings target Baghdad Shiite community
BAGHDAD — Car bombs exploded in several predominantly Shiite Muslim neighbourhoods of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 54 people and wounding dozens, police and medical sources said. The deadliest single attack took place in Sadr City, where a man parked a white car packed with explosives near a place where day labourers had gathered. The vehicle blew up soon afterwards, killing at least seven people, including two soldiers.
Altogether 14 car bombs exploded across the Iraqi capital in apparently co-ordinated attacks. It was not clear who was behind them, but hardline Sunni Muslim militants who view Shiites as nonbelievers have been intensifying their insurgency in 2013.
Iraq’s delicate sectarian balance has been strained by the civil war in neighbouring Syria, where mainly Sunni rebels are fighting to overthrow a leader backed by Shiite Iran.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Business DaySimilar Stories