Sunday, April 4

Latest Update, Baghdad Bombings: 33 Killed In Iraq As Bombers Target Foreign Embassies.


Photo:Suicide car bomb blasts damaged houses that are seen near the Iranian Embassy to Iraq in Baghdad, capital of Iraq on April 4, 2010. Three suicide car bomb explosions targeted the Iranian Embassy, the consulate office of the Egyptian Embassy and the residence of the German ambassador in Baghdad on SundayBAGHDAD, Iraq -- Violence killed as many as 33 people and wounded more than 200 in Iraq on Sunday, as Iraqi political factions are struggling to form a new government almost a month after the nation-wide parliamentary election.

This is a deadliest that was witnessed in the day from three (3) suicide bombers detonated car bombs within minutes of each other targeting foreign embassies, killing 30 people and wounding 224 others, this includes security forces, said an Interior Ministry source.

Those three (3) suicide bombers struck the Iranian embassy, the consulate office of the Egyptian embassy and the residence of German ambassador in central and western Baghdad in a coordinated attack following mortar attacks on Baghdad's fortified Green Zone.

According to report, the first suicide bomber blew up an explosive-laden car near the residence of the German ambassador in Baghdad's western district of Mansour at about 11:15 a.m. local time (0815 GMT), the Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Explosion destroyed the residence and also caused severe damages to nearby buildings, including the Spanish and the Syrian embassies, said the source.

Second blast occurred about two minutes later when another suicide bomber detonated his explosive-packed car near the Egyptian consulate office in the same district, destroying several houses and caused damages to the office building, the source said.

There is One of the Iraqi guards of the Egyptian consulate was among the killed and four others were wounded by the blast that left a crater at about five meters wide, the source added.


And last similar attack took place at about 11:20 a.m. (0820 GMT) outside the Iranian embassy and the Mansour-Melia Hotel which is close to the heavily fortified Green Zone that houses Iraqi government offices and foreign embassies.
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