Blasts at Iraq pet market kills 5

2012-05-18 12:38

Baghdad - Three near-simultaneous bomb blasts at a pet market in east Baghdad killed five people on Friday, just hours after an attack in the city's southeast left five dead, officials said.

The explosions, which occurred at around 07:00 in the Maamal area, also wounded at least 31 other people, the security and medical officials said.

"At least five people were killed and 31 others were wounded when three bombs exploded in sequence inside a pet market," an interior ministry official said.

A medical source in Al-Sadr general hospital said it had received five bodies and treated 34 other people, more than 20 of whom were youths.

The attack came just hours after a bomb attack at a restaurant killed five people in Jisr Diyala, southeast Baghdad.

Violence has diminished in Iraq since its heights in 2006 and 2007, but there are still regular attacks in the country.

In April, 126 Iraqis died in attacks nationwide, compared with 112 in March, the lowest figure since the 2003 US-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-18 13:17

    i might be wrong but when I think pet market i think children. There is just no end to the depths these sick maaifoedies will sink to- and that in the name of religion.

  • mundu.olewega - 2012-05-18 17:08

    More Madness from the Muslims.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-05-18 20:44

      Not all Muslims for sure. A sect that actually is non-Muslim in its actions. It's deeply disappointing that the vast body of Muslims are saying and doing virtually nothing to end this carnage. It's as if they don't care. Not all, of course, but the vast majority. For as long as they do nothing, Islam will have an awful image. And rightly so. The image of a religion is determined by the thoughts, feelings and actions of its members.

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