45 Killed, Including Children in Baghdad Park Massacre

by , August 23, 2013

Insurgents turned their attention back on Baghdad where several bombings took place. The worst attack targeted children and woman at a neighborhood park. Overall, at least 45 people were killed and 75 were wounded across the country.

In Baghdad, a suicide bomber attacked a Qahira park filled with women and children, where he killed 28 people and wounded at least 53 more. Two people were killed and five more were wounded in a blast near a Jihad mosque. A blast left one dead and five wounded in Adhamiya. Later in Adhamiya, four men were shot dead. In Arab Jabour, a bomb killed a civilian and wounded four more. Gunmen killed a realtor and wounded his son. A blast wounded two civilians near a Doura mosque.

In Mosul, security forces killed a suicide car bomber. One gunman was wounded in a security operation.

A roadside bomb killed a civilian and wounded another in Haswa.

Three members of one family were killed and two more were wounded when gunmen invaded the home of the owner of a women’s clothing shop in Dujail.

Two were killed in attacks in Hilla.

Shells struck the Abu Ghraib home of a Sahwa leader where they wounded his son.

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