MOSCOW, September 9 (RIA Novosti)
A wave of deadly attacks and bombings claimed the lives of at least 44 people and left nearly 240 people injured in at least 11 cities across Iraq on Sunday, al-Jazeera reported.
One of the deadliest attacks took place in the town of Dujail, where at least 10 soldiers were killed by gunmen, who attacked a small Iraqi Army outpost.
Several hours later, a car bomb exploded near a group of recruits, who lined up to apply for jobs with the state-run Northern Oil Company. At least seven people were killed as a result.
Two car bombs exploded at a car park near the French consulate in Nasiriyah, 320 km southeast of Baghdad, leaving two people dead and four injured. No French diplomats were among the casualties.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but local officials and journalists blame the violence on al-Qaeda militants, whose attacks often target army and law-enforcers.
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: Yury Gagarin: A down-to-earth person
Infographics: The Linguistic Diversity of the Planet
Ukraine has not preserved its 1991 borders. The signing of the Geneva memorandum on April 17 reaffirmed the willingness of Russia, the United States and EU countries to reach a compromise. While the sides continue to trade tough talk and symbolic sanctions, the Kremlin and the White House are also holding a parallel dialogue on the coordinated geopolitical revision of Eastern Europe.