Baghdad, December 8 -- The violence in Iraq got worse as four car bombs exploded in Baghdad this morning, all aimed at government buildings.
Since August this year, this is the third in the series of car bombings the country has witnessed. Over 101 people have been reported dead, while around 182 have been injured. The numbers are still rising.
Baghdad security spokesman Maj Gen Qassim al-Moussawi said, “Civilians and security personnel have definitely been killed.”
The hospitals in Baghdad witnessed the arrival of scores of casualties, and the Northern area of Baghdad, Al-Waziriya, has been sealed to ensure that the perpetrators do not escape.
Details of the bombings
The first bomb was dropped around 10.25 in the morning, local time, which was followed by gunfire, and widespread chaos. While one bomb was meant to target the judges’ training academy near the Al-Nidaa mosque, the other exploded near the Ministry of Interior.
The bombs, all targeted at government buildings, were potent enough to create tremors in buildings about 10 miles away.
Another one in a series of attacks
The past few months had seen a decrease in violence in the city, but the U.S government, and Iraq's military have warned the public and Iraqi government about more frequent and violent attacks as the February elections come closer.
A recent attack, in October, similar to this one, had led to the death of 155 people. While the Iraqi government figures show that violence is on a decline, the facts prove otherwise.
The month of November had seen the deaths of around 122 people.
A recent bombing in a school in Baghdad had led to the death of eight people, most of whom were children.
The latest bombing has taken place two days after the laws for February and March elections have been passed by the parliament.
The security claims by the government suffered a major blow as the bombs were found in trucks in front of the Finance, Foreign, and Justice Ministries.