Skip to comments.Iraq Car Bomb Kills Dozens, Hours After Ban Ki-Moon Visit
Posted on 01/13/2014 6:17:00 PM PST by smokingfrog
A series of car bombs near Baghdad has killed at least 21 people Monday, in the latest in a series of sectarian clashes ripping through Iraq.
The attacks came just hours after the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged the Iraqi government to address the root causes behind the clashes, in light of escalating violence.
Four car bombs exploded in the Shi'ite districts of the Iraqi capital, killing at least 20 people; Al-Jazeera sets the number at 21 killed, Reuters UK at 25 killed and 76 wounded. In addition, gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Southern Baghdad, killing 3 policeman and wounding 4.
The streets of the urban center were flooded due to a public holiday in honor of Islam's Prophet Mohammed's birthday, according to Reuters. No terrorist group has yet responsibility for the attacks, but it is assumed to be yet another wave of Sunni-Shia violence.
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Never liked Bank Ki Moon.