Wave of Bombings Kills 61 in Iraq

Shiites, Muqtada al-Sadr's office targeted
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2010 8:07 AM CDT
Wave of Bombings Kills 61 in Iraq
People stand at the scene of one in a series of bombs in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, April 23, 2010.   (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

Bombs exploded throughout Baghdad today, targeting Shiite mosques and neighborhoods, including the office of anti-US cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. A neighborhood in Anbar province was also hit with six roadside bombs. At least 61 people have been killed and nearly 112 wounded, CNN reports.

At least two car bombs hit worshipers in Sadr City, killing 21, while another eight died in a car bomb explosion outside Muhsin al-Hakim mosque in southeastern Baghdad. The attack on Sadr's office came just as worshipers left their Friday prayers, killing 14, reports the AP. (Read more Shiite stories.)

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