Baghdad bombings kill 130, wound hundreds


MarketWatch
October 25, 2009

[efoods]A pair of bomb blasts in downtown Baghdad near two government buildings killed more than 130 people and wounded hundreds, according to media reports on Sunday.

The bombings hit at midmorning on the first day of Iraq’s workweek.

Attacked were an intersection near the Justice Ministry and the Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works; and then, shortly thereafter, the Baghdad provincial headquarters.

The government told news agencies that al-Qaeda or Baath supporters of Saddam Hussein’s former government were behind the latest bombings.

The attacks occurred near the Green Zone, which is supposed to be one of the city’s safest areas since it includes the U.S. Embassy and the prime minister’s offices.

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