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Explosions kill 58 in Iraq, French consulate hit

Explosions kill 58 in Iraq, French consulate hit | Epic pics | Scoop.it
BAGHDAD (Reuters) -

Iraq's conflict has eased since its height in 2006-2007 when sectarian slaughter killed thousands. But Sunni Islamists and an al Qaeda affiliate still launch about one major attack a month in an effort to reignite tensions between Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims following the U.S. military withdrawal in December.

The most serious of the bombings, blasts and shootings on Sunday happened near the city of Amara, 300 km (185 miles) south of Baghdad, when two car bombs exploded outside a Shi'ite shrine and a market place, killing at least 16 people, officials said.

"So far 16 corpses were brought to the hospital, and more than 100 people were wounded," said Sayid Hasanain, a local health official.

With its main hospital overflowing with injured from the attacks, mosques in Amara used prayer loudspeakers to call for blood donations.

Overnight in Dujail, 50 km (30 miles) north of Baghdad, gunmen and a suicide bomber driving a car attacked a military base, killing 11 soldiers and injuring seven, police said.

Later on Sunday, a car bomb killed eight people queuing for jobs as police guards for the Iraqi North Oil Company in the flashpoint city of Kirkuk, 250 km north of Baghdad, police said.

Kirkuk was hit by several other blasts. A car bomb and a bomb packed into a motorcycle detonated outside a crime investigation office, killing seven and wounding 40.

More people were killed in several other blasts across the country, including in the towns of Baquba, Samarra, Basra and Tuz Khurmato.


The car bomb that exploded outside the French consular building in the usually stable city of Nassiriya, 300 km south of Baghdad, killed a police guard and wounded four other guards, authorities said. The consul, an Iraqi citizen, was not at the office at the time of the attack.

Two other people were killed and three wounded by a separate car bomb in the city.

French diplomats have been hit before by violence in Iraq.

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Retour vers futur...antérieur

Retour vers futur...antérieur | Epic pics | Scoop.it
Jacques Le Bris's insight:

Nota : Corinne Lepage a invité nos concitoyens à se positionner clairement contre ce retour vers le Moyen-âge,


Sur Twitter c'est simple, il suffit de RT ici

Le CFCM reste honteusement silencieux au moment où je vous écris.

Seul le Mufti de Lyon, Kamel Kabtane, s'est clairement positionné (sur RMC) et a appelé la communauté musulmane à manifester son rejet de cette barbarie !


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