Thursday, November 23, 2006

Baghdad blasts 'kill 132 people'


At least 132 people have been killed in a number of car bomb and mortar blasts in the Shia Sadr City area of the Iraqi capital, security sources say.
Details are sketchy, but a further 200 were reportedly wounded in one of most devastating series of attacks since the US-led invasion in March 2003.

In one incident a car exploded at a food market which is a regular target of mainly Sunni Muslim insurgents.

Elsewhere, gunmen attacked the health ministry, sparking battles with guards.

In the first explosion at about 1500 local time, a car exploded in the Jamila food market, where eyewitnesses told reporters burned bodies and human flesh littered the ground.

It was followed by two other blasts at 15-minute intervals, the BBC's David Loyn in Baghdad says.

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