VOA News January 27, 2011
People inspect a destroyed car and a wheelchair at the scene of a car bomb attack that ripped through a funeral tent in a mainly Shiite area in Baghdad, Iraq, January 27, 2011
Iraqi officials say a car bomb exploded at a funeral in Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 48 people. The attack in a mainly Shi’ite area of the capital wounded at least 121 others.
The blast was the deadliest in a series of bombings that struck the city Thursday.
Meanwhile, in Baghdad’s Karradah neighborhood, officials say a roadside bomb killed one person and wounded at least five others, including three policemen.
Another roadside bombing, in the Bab al-Muadham area of Baghdad, killed one person and wounded three.
Iraq has seen a surge in violence during the past two weeks, with a series of bombings targeting Shi’ite pilgrims and security forces.
- Car Bomb Kills 37 at Baghdad Funeral – Voice of America (news.google.com)
- Islamist Bombs Kill 39 Iraqis in Baghdad (waronterrornews.typepad.com)
- 48 killed, 121 wounded in Baghdad funeral car bombing – Xinhua (news.google.com)
- Car bomb strikes funeral in Baghdad, killing 15 (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- You: 15 die as car bomb strikes funeral in Baghdad (nation.com.pk)
- Baghdad car bomb kills 37 mourners (alternet.org)
- Iraq: Sunni jihadists bomb Shi’ite funeral, murdering 41 (jihadwatch.org)
- Car bomb kills 48 in Baghdad (independent.co.uk)
- Baghdad attacks kill at least 51 – CNN (news.google.com)
- Car Bomb Kills 37 at Baghdad Funeral (newser.com)