September 16, 2005

Scores killed in Baghdad

More than 150 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a series of bomb attacks and shootings across Iraq Tuesday.

In the worst incident, at least 112 people were killed and some 160 injured when a car bomb exploded in Baghdad’s mainly Shia district of Kadhimiya.

During the night, gunmen killed 17 men in the nearby town of Taji after dragging them from their homes.

Al-Qaeda in Iraq claimed it had begun a nationwide bombing campaign to avenge a recent major offensive on rebels.