January 16th, 2012
02:45 AM ET

Blast kills at least 5 in Iraq

A car bomb exploded in eastern Mosul on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 10, police said.

Officers discovered another parked car rigged with explosives in the same area, said Mosul police Lt. Col. Hilal al-Ahmedi.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Al Qaeda in Iraq, which no longer holds swathes of territory in the country, is strongest in the city of Mosul, 260 miles north of Baghdad and one of Iraq's many sectarian fault lines.

Despite a decrease in overall violence in Iraq, it still touches Iraqis on a near-daily basis

Ordinary Iraqis say the violence is largely sectarian, with the once-dominant Sunni Muslims believing Shiites are responsible, and the majority Shiites saying it is the work of Sunni insurgents.

Each group believes it is being targeted by the other.

Monday's attack took place in the al-Ghadeer area, home to families from the Shiite Shabak ethnic group who were displaced from other areas of Mosul in the last few years.

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  1. Tcr c2

    Boom boom boom out goes the lights!!!! Can some one just tell them to get along

    January 16, 2012 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. Are too D2

    @Tcr c2. That's the pronlem. We have people who can't get along with each other telling other people to get along with each other. We have the pot calling the kettle black. we have hypcocisy up the wazoo.

    January 16, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |