April 23rd, 2010
08:41 AM ET

Police: Bombings in Iraq kill at least 61, wound 112

[Updated at 8:41 a.m.] At least 61 people have died and 112 have been wounded in Iraq bombings Friday, police said.

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[Updated at 7:51 a.m.] A wave of bombings in Baghdad and Anbar province killed at least 43 people and wounded 96 others Friday, police said.

[Posted at 7:05 a.m.] Bombs killed nine people Friday in Iraq, officials said.

In Anbar province, roadside bombs killed six people and wounded 10 others, officials said.

The six bombs exploded near houses - including those of a police officer and a judge - in a residential area in the town of Khaldiya, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of Baghdad.

In Baghdad, a car bomb and a roadside bomb targeted two Shiite mosques, killing three people and wounding 17 others.

The car bomb killed three people outside Hadi al-Chalabi mosque in Hurriya neighborhood in northwestern Baghdad. The blast wounded 14 others. A roadside bomb outside Sadreen mosque in southeastern Baghdad wounded three people.

The blasts happened while people were leaving the mosques after the Friday prayers. Most killed and wounded were worshipers.

Five more people were wounded in southern Baghdad's Dora neighborhood when a bomb exploded in an outdoor market.

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  1. DJ

    Smh....cant wait to leave this hell hole and get back to the states.

    April 23, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
    • jimmig

      I hear ya.You get yur butt home safe,nothing else matters.Spent 2 yrs.in that hole,never go back.Best to u Jim

      June 9, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Venessa Hernandez

    This is very sad. I was supposed to be out on a humanitarian aid mission today in Baghdad, but I had a stomach ache and couldn't make it. I hope everyone out where I was supposed to be are ok.

    April 23, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jason

    This is simply another example of a group hating another group and using religion as an excuse. Having been to Iraq, I can safely say that a majority of the people there only want peace and don't want any part of this civil conflict. I think a better guage of the situation is the fact that attacks like this are news again, and they are the exception rather than the rule.

    April 23, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. ledis gazic

    Thank you Jason for confirming what I had always known. These actions by extremists are not representative of the majority of the population of Iraq. Unfortunately, the media only reports these negative events as if that was all there was to that region. Normal people, which is the majority, simply want to go about their daily business, and that is what they generally do. I know that our young men and women there area accomplishing much more than is reported. They are building schools, hospitals, and rebuilding the infrastructure. I wonder why that is not reported on a regular basis.
    Keep on writing and informing those who still get some information by reading.

    April 23, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. DJ Baby B

    When will this all stop? Erybody go home for 2 years. Think about where you want to live, then do it and be satisfied with where you are. You too, Africa.

    June 9, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |