Deadly Car Bombs Hit Baghdad Shi'ite Districts

August 06, 2014

Aseries of car bombs exploded in Shi'ite neighborhoods of Baghdad on August 6, killing and wounding dozens.

The deadliest attack was a double car bombing in a shopping area of Sadr City, where  police said at least 21 people were killed and 34 injured.

Meanwhile, a government spokesman said an Iraqi government air strike on a Sharia court set up by Islamic State militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul killed 60 militants on August 6.

Hospital officials and witnesses said earlier that the air strike had killed 50 people in a makeshift prison set up by the Islamic State.

Islamic State Sunni militants have seized swaths of northern and western Iraq since June.

The government offered authorities in the Kurdish autonomous region aerial support after the militants seized several towns in northern Iraq in fierce fighting with Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters