Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Several bomb explosions in Iraq leave 14 dead
The recent resurgence in bomb attacks in the capital is becoming a worrying trend, and seems to have come at the same time as the US prepares to withdraw its troops at the end of the year.
In one of the attacks a suicide bomber struck at al-Wiya police station, located at one of Baghdad's main intersections. Another drove his car into the police checkpoint in the Hurriya neighbourhood, a residential area surrounded by blast walls. It is estimated that 42 people were injured.
Just days ago a series of similar bomb explosions in Baghdad killed at least nine people and wounded 20 others. Iraqis are worried that the withdrawal will leave a security gap in the country making both civilians and officials more susceptible to attacks.
Sources: BBC News, Reuters, Bloomberg
For more news and expert analysis about Iraq, please see Iraq Focus.