Car bombs kill 12, injure 30 in Baghdad
The first car bombing, which occurred in the eastern district of Sadr City on Friday around rush hour, killed nine people — including a seven-year old child — and damaged a bus/taxi stop. Sixteen people suffered injuries.
Another car bomb tore through a small market in the eastern neighborhood of Kamaliya, killing three civilians and injuring 14 people.
Earlier in the day, two bombs exploded outside a mosque in the city of Baquba, located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) northeast of Baghdad, as worshippers left after Friday prayers.
Police said one of the bombs exploded outside the Saria Mosque and the second was detonated as crowds of people rushed to help victims of the first attack. A total of 41 people were killed and 57 were injured in the incident.
Eight people were also killed and 25 others injured when a roadside bomb exploded as a funeral procession passed by in the city of Madain, located 32 kilometers (20 miles) southeast of Baghdad.
On Thursday, a bomber set off explosives in a mosque in the city of Kirkuk, killing eight mourners who had gathered to pay their respects to people killed in a bombing a day earlier.
The same day, three car bombs exploded in busy markets in eastern and northeastern districts of Baghdad, killing fourteen people.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said on May 2 that April was the deadliest month in Iraq since 2008 as terrorist acts have killed over 700 people and injured more than 1,600 across the country.
UNAMI also stated that Baghdad was the worst affected governorate, with a total of 211 killed and 486 injured.
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