BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber killed at least 25 people in Baghdad yesterday while seven died in other attacks, as security forces seek to stem spiralling violence with anti-insurgent operations.
Yesterday’s violence struck across the country — in Baghdad and its north and south — with gun and bomb attacks hitting Shia and Sunni areas. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged belt at a park in a crowded area of north Baghdad, killing at least 25 people and wounding at least 36.
Earlier in the day, gunmen burst into a house in a mostly Shia town north of Baghdad and killed three people, while violence in Hilla, south of the capital and predominantly Shia, left two dead. A half-dozen other shootings and explosions in Baghdad and in Mosul, a mostly Sunni Arab city in north Iraq, killed two people and wounded 12. Agencies