Spate of deadly Iraq car bombs hits Iraq

2013-04-15 09:00
An Iraqi policeman stands guard at the scene after a car bomb attack. (File, AP)

An Iraqi policeman stands guard at the scene after a car bomb attack. (File, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Baghdad - Five car bombs during morning rush hour in a southern Iraqi city and a town north of Baghdad on Monday killed six people, officials said, just days before the country's first elections since 2010.

Three car bombs that went off minutes apart in Tuz Khurmatu, a disputed town north of the capital, killed six people and wounded 60, while two other vehicles packed with explosives exploded in Nasiriyah, wounding 14 people.

In Tuz, which lies 175km from Baghdad, the three car bombs struck in the centre and east of the town at around 08:00, local time, according to a provincial council member and a doctor.

And in Nasiriyah, 305km south of the capital, one of the car bombs detonated in a market and the other went off in an area filled with vehicle repair shops, police and a medical source said.

The credibility of the 20 April vote has been drawn into question as 14 election hopefuls have been murdered and just 12 of the country's 18 provinces will be taking part.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    iraq
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Lood is a tackling machine
Butch thrilled for 'good guy' Habana
'Remember England', Samoa warn Scotland
Folau fit, Wallabies change 3 for Wales
Traffic Alerts

Passion is the name of the game. Love is not an intellectual study, but an experience from heart level. You have the tendency more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.