April 6th, 2010
03:47 AM ET

Four deadly blasts rock Baghdad

Four separate explosions rocked Baghdad on Tuesday morning, killing at least 10 people and wounding 45 others, Iraq's interior ministry said.

Three of the blasts took place in Shiite neighborhoods: Chikook and Shulla in the northwestern part of the city, and Shurta al-Rabaa in southwestern Baghdad.

At least three residential buildings, including apartments, were destroyed in the explosions.

The fourth attack was carried out by a suicide bomber at a popular restaurant in Alawi commercial area near Haifa street in central Baghdad.

On Sunday,  three blasts set off by suicide bombers in cars went off in quick succession in Baghdad, killing at least 30 people and wounding 200, the interior ministry said.

The Sunday blasts were within five minutes of one another, all near embassy buildings in the capital.

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  1. lloyd savel

    Great move George Bush. Take out a strongman Sunni leader in a predominantly Shite country and expect them to live in peace. Before that country officially becomes part of Iran and a greater Shia theocracy in the area expect a lot more violence. Worst military and diplomatc blunder the US has ever made. Thanks Cheney

    April 6, 2010 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jas

    Agree – the invasion and fly by night planning of the occupation were the biggest blunders in American foreign policy history. Pulling the troops out early, however, would be an even bigger blunder...

    April 6, 2010 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. John

    Stop your whining! What's done is done. Now it's time for the Iraqi people to stand up for themselves.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. Eddie

    It will probably take a decade before the short term thinkers understand that the US, especially George Bush, gave the people of Iraq the greatest gift they could ever receive, FREEDOM!

    They never would have seen it under Saddam or his sons and there are now other Arab countries who are envious.

    Tony Blair said there are only two types of people who will die for you, Jesus, who died for your sins and Americans who will die for your freedom.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. Atan

    I think we need to start realzing what type of Chaos we have caused in the Islamic side of the world due to our unfair medeling in their affairs!

    Thank you Mr. BUsh, mission accomplished, I dont think so!

    April 6, 2010 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. SAM

    As a jewish American I am starting to think perhaps it may be Blackwater behind these types of blasts. As one CNN blogger proved last night, in 2004 british Special Ops were found in Basra, Iraq with expolsives and a boobe-trapped car planting a bomb next to a place of worship for shia muslims.

    להפסיק את המלחמה בעזה

    April 6, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. Daniel

    This proves that this dispicable war should never have been started but since it has,the only solution now is to divide Iraq into three parts,giving the north to the Kurds,the south to the Shiites and the west to the Sunnis.

    April 7, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. philipe12

    Congress voted for war. How can you people blame a president?

    April 7, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |