Earlier today, two car bombs were detonated in northwest Baghdad, killing a total of 15 civilians and injuring 24 others. The first car bomb was detonated on a busy street in the Al-Uteifiyeh District, targeting a high traffic area in the predominately Shia part of Baghdad. Minutes after the first explosion, a second car bomb was detonated near a local restaurant; this time, destroying the building.

In conjunction with the car bombings, a suicide bomber entered a Shi’ite Mosque in Baghdad today and detonated his bomb, killing at least a dozen people in the process.

The influx of terrorist attacks in civilian areas has increased immensely since the reprisal massacre at the Diyala Mosque last week. According to Iraqi sources, over 40 civilians have been killed in the course of one week in Iraq. Many of the causalities were Shia civilians, purposely targeted for their religious affiliation.

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