December 8, 2009
[efoods]A number of large explosions have killed at least 127 people today, and injured 448, in the centre of Baghdad, capital of Iraq.
The first blast targeted a police patrol in the Dora district of the city. Four others occurred near official buildings – including the interior ministry, the social affairs ministry, a university and the institute of fine arts – within minutes.
Baghdad security spokesman Major General Qassim al-Moussawi told Reuters that: “Civilians and security personnel have definitely been killed.”
This follows an explosion outside a primary school yesterday, which killed eight people. Among the dead were six children, aged between six and 12. Hospital officials said that 25 children were among the 41 wounded.
This article was posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 1:04 pm