At least 63 killed in coordinated Baghdad attacks
A wave of bomb attacks strikes in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 63 people and injuring at least 185. The bombings are the worst in months - and follow the withdrawal of US troops.
(BBC) Baghdad - A wave of apparently co-ordinated bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 63 people and injured around 185, say officials. The interior ministry told the BBC 14 blasts hit various locations, including al-Amil in the south and Halawi and Karrada closer to the centre.
The bombings are the worst in months - and follow the withdrawal of US troops, coming amid fears of rising sectarian tensions as the unity government faces internal divisions. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attacks.