Baghdad Suicide Attacks Kill 35

A couple of days since 24 mostly anti-terrorist militias were executed, three bombings occurred in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad. The new attacks, which were directed at embassies, killed at least 35 people and wounded over 200 others, local security officials have confirmed.

Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi of the Baghdad operations command center said the targets of the attacks were the Iranian, German, and Egyptian embassies. The bombs were detonated one after the other. A fourth suicide bomber failed to detonate his explosives, as security forces shot and killed him before he could execute his mission.

Authorities have yet to reveal the identities of the fatalities and the injured. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has confirmed that four of its citizens who were working at its Baghdad embassy were wounded in the attacks. The Iranian and German embassies have yet to release any information about the attacks as of this writing.

The recent spike in violence comes as winners of the recent parliamentary elections have begun negotiations to form a new government and with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki most likely to lose his position.

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