Deadly Coordinated Attacks in Baghdad Kill Up to 100 – Raise Concerns For Maintaining Peace in Iraq

August 19, 2009

(ChattahBox) — As many as seven coordinated bombing attacks targeting government and commercial buildings in central Baghdad today have left a scene of carnage, killing an estimated 100 people and wounded 250 or more, with officials expecting the toll to climb. The deadliest of the blasts was a car bomb near the foreign ministry, which killed dozens and wounded more than 250. The blasts are just the latest in a string of attacks in Iraq this month, after American troops withdrew from cities and towns in June, raising serious concerns about the ability of Iraqi security forces to maintain peace after American security forces fully withdraw from the country by Dec 31, 2011. No group has immediately taken responsibility for the attacks but dissident Sunnis are being blamed.

Source


Comments

One Response to “Deadly Coordinated Attacks in Baghdad Kill Up to 100 – Raise Concerns For Maintaining Peace in Iraq”

  1. Poll Says Majority Feel Afghan War Not Worth Fighting - What Do You Think? | ChattahBox News Blog on August 19th, 2009 8:28 pm

    […] for his stepped-up effort to root the Taliban from Afghan towns and villages.  With an escalating string of attacks in Iraq this month, after American troops withdrew from cities and towns in June, raising serious concerns […]

Got something to say? **Please Note** - Comments may be edited for clarity or obscenity, and all comments are published at the discretion of ChattahBox.com - Comments are the opinions of the individuals leaving them, and not of ChattahBox.com or its partners. - Please do not spam or submit comments that use copyright materials, hearsay or are based on reports where the supposed fact or quote is not a matter of public knowledge are also not permitted.