October 23rd, 2012
01:48 AM ET

Explosions in and around Baghdad kill at least 9

[Updated 6:05 a.m.]  The death toll rose to 11 from a series of separate explosions in and around Baghdad Thursday morning. Also 32 people were wounded in the attacks, police said.

[Posted at 1:48 am] Three separate explosions in and around Baghdad killed at least nine people and wounded 15 Tuesday morning, police said.

In one attack in northwestern Baghdad, a mortar round landed on a residential area and killed seven people. Several house were damaged.

In another, a car bomb exploded near an outdoor market killing two people and wounded 10.

In the western outskirts of Baghdad, a mortar round landed in a residential area and wounded three people.

Overall, violence in Iraq has dropped since the peak of sectarian attacks between 2005 and 2007, but lethal attacks continue to occur almost daily.

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  1. Enjoying my vacation

    "Several house were damaged."?

    October 23, 2012 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. TheGreenMan

    Despite all evidence to the contrary, the 'race Industry' insists, nay demands!, that westerrners must call it a "peace religion" or risk penalties and accusations of racism should they not do so

    October 23, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • zainab alqaysi

      its between the politicans not racism or alqa'da

      October 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. zainab alqaysi

    was shocking for me 😦

    October 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Brad

    I will say it once and I will say it again and again. Iraq was MUCH better off with Sadam in power. He could keep them under control.

    October 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott in Atlanta

      It is funny how people always think OTHER people should be controlled, but that never applies to themselves. The Iraqiis deserve the chance to make all the mistakes that free people make. Brad might have made a few, but he does not deserve control, either.

      October 26, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. itsallaboutme

    muslims have been killing fellow muslims and others for 1400years why should this year be diffrent

    October 24, 2012 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jetranger

    Its way past time to give em' a FATMAN & LITTLE BOY, just like we did on August 9 1945 – end of Story and no more of this !

    October 26, 2012 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |