Coordinated terrorist attacks across Baghdad kill 74, injure more than 300

November 3rd, 2010 - 3:44 am ICT by BNO News  

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BNO NEWS) — At least 74 people were killed and more than 300 others were injured on Tuesday when a series of blasts struck targets across the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, Iraqi hospital and police officials said.

Sixteen blasts, including at least thirteen car bombs, were heard in several neighborhoods in Baghdad, including Kadhimiya, Amil, Bayaa, Shulaa, Ur, Zuhour, Sadr City, and Yarmouk, most of them being Shiite neighborhoods.

Baghdad police said at least 74 people were killed in the attacks, while 327 others were wounded. Officials fear the number of fatalities could still rise, as some of the wounded are in a critical condition.

The blasts came after a group of gunmen raided the ‘Our Lady of Salvation Church’, located in the Karrada District of Baghdad on Sunday evening. After taking around 100 people hostage, the hostage situation ended with 58 people being killed and dozens more wounded.

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