The brief respite from violence ended resolutely today with a string of coordinated bombings across Baghdad and cities to the south of the capital. At least 93 people were killed and 377 were wounded across the country.
A string of coordinated attacks, some occurring within minutes of each other, left 51 dead and 159 wounded in Baghdad alone: A bomb in Jisr Diyala left seven dead and 20 wounded. Seven people were killed and 15 more were wounded in Hussainiya. Six people were killed and 15 more were wounded in a pair of blasts in Shabb. A car bomb killed three and wounded 16 in Saidiya. A bomb in Doura killed five people and wounded 15 more. Five people were killed and 14 more were wounded in Kadhimiya. A bomb in Abu Dsheer killed four people and wounded 15 more. One person was killed and 12 more were wounded in a car bombing in Baghdad Jadida. In Zaafaraniya, one person was killed and nine others were wounded in a bombing. As many as six people were killed and 28 more were wounded in two Amil blasts. A blast killed four people, including two children, at a park. Also, two gunmen were killed during a security operation; one of them was a foreign national.
Elsewhere, more car bombs and other attacks left 42 dead and wounded 218 more.
A very destructive car bomb in Tuz Khormato left 11 dead and 60 wounded.
Three bombs killed four people and wounded 67 more in Nasariya.
In Karbala, five people were killed and 11 more were wounded during a car bombing.
A bomb in Dhi Qar killed four people and wounded 20 others.
A bomb killed one soldier and wounded two more in Samarra.
When a bomb he was defusing in Muqdadiya exploded, an explosives expert was killed and two other people were wounded.
A bomb at a Madaen video game shop exploded, killing an eight-year-old and wounding three other children. A military official’s bodyguard was shot dead.
A colonel was killed during a home invasion in Qayara.
A roadside bomb in the Thar Thar region wounded two soldiers.
In Jurf al-Sakhar, mortars wounded two policemen at the station.
Near Tikrit, gunmen killed a policemen and his wife who were traveling by car.
An al-Qaeda commander and his assistant were killed during a clash in Abu Ghraib.
Seven people were wounded in Mussayab, when a car bomb exploded. Two people were killed and eight more were wounded in small arms attacks. Two policemen were wounded in mortar fire.
In Falluja, a suicide bomber killed two soldiers and wounded four more. A sticky bomb killed one person and wounded another.
Gunmen in an-Neil killed the mayor and his son, while wounding his wife.
In Jurf al-Sakhar, the body of an al-Qaeda leader was found.
A girl was wounded in a rocket attack in Tal Afar.
A car bomb was found in Suwayra.