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9 Bloody Years in Iraq2012-03-20 16:59
About 16 explosions occurred today in cities across all the Iraqi territory. At least 43 people were killed; more than 200 people were wounded. Police of the country enhanced the security, however they failed to prevent terrorist acts on the threshold of the Summit of the League of Arab States to be held next year.
As reported by the Reuters, about 16 explosions occurred today in cities across all the Iraqi territory. At least 43 people were killed; more than 200 people were wounded. Police of the country enhanced the security; however they failed to prevent terrorist acts on the threshold of the Summit of the League of Arab States to be held next year.
Tuesday's deadliest incident occurred in the southern Shiite Muslim holy city of Kerbala, where two explosions killed 13 people and wounded 48 during the morning rush hour, the edition reported.
"The second explosion caused the biggest destruction. I saw body parts, fingers, hands thrown on the road", the Reuters quoted 23-year-old shop owner Murtadha Ali Kadhim. "The security forces are stupid because they always gather at the site of an explosion and then a second explosion occurs. They become a target".
Within about two hours explosions also occurred in the capital, in Kirkuk, Baiji, Samarra, Tuz Khurmato, Daquq and Dhuluiya to the north, in Ramadi in the west, and Hilla, Latifiya and Mahmudiya in the south. Police defused bombs in Baquba and Falluja.
Meanwhile, one of the leading specialists in Iraq, French politician and writer Anne Nivat believes that stability is out of the question in such a country, where 340 people have been killed as a result of terrorist attacks for the last month, the NewsRu reported.
"There is a ruthless struggle for power. Both the Shiite and Sunni extremists have intensified. They are those who is organizing terrorist attacks. All this is reminiscent of the civil war in Iraq in 2006-2007 - in those days up to 300 people had been killed every day", she said.
In this situation the government is largely paralyzed. This is the result of the last parliamentary elections in 2010, when the block "Al-Iraqia", representing mainly Sunni and secular forces, got majority of the votes.