Coordinated blasts kill over 100 in Iraq

Coordinated blasts kill over 100 in Iraq
# 02 November 2010 18:58 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. More than 100 people have been killed in over a dozen coordinated bomb attacks in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, local security officials say, APA reports quoting Press TV.

A Press TV correspondent reported late Tuesday that at least 15 coordinated blasts were heard in the Iraqi capital.

Iraqi officials said that scores of people were also injured. No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

One of the attacks took place near a restaurant in the Husseiniyeh district.

Earlier on Sunday, more than 50 Iraqis were killed and at least 60 others were injured during a hostage situation in Baghdad’s Sayidat al-Nejat Catholic Church.

The war-torn country has been under almost daily attacks over the past weeks, resulting in the death and injury of many civilians and security forces.

The United States invaded Iraq in 2003 under the pretext that country was in possession of weapons of mass destruction, but such weapons were never found.

Despite the withdrawal of US combat forces, Iraq continues to host some 50,000 American troops that remain in the country for "advising and training" purposes.