The attacks occurred in kirkuk, tikrit and mossul in the north of the country, in the capital baghdad, the cities of kerbela, hilla and al-kut further south, and in ramadi to the west of the capital. They came to mark the anniversary of the iraq war, which began on 20. March 2003 began with the bombing of baghdad by the u.S. Army.
Since the withdrawal of U.S. Troops from iraq in late december 2011, the number of attacks there has risen dramatically again. Federal minister guido westerwelle (FDP) condemned the "murderous attacks in the strongest possible terms," as a ministry spokesman explained. He called on all iraqi political forces to work together for a better future for their country. "The path of balance and dialogue is difficult, but indispensable."
In kirkuk alone, some 250 kilometers north of baghdad, three car bombs detonated on tuesday, according to security sources. According to the statement, 18 people died there. At least 40 were injured when the explosives went off near the city’s police headquarters.
In mosul, about 400 kilometers north of the capital, nine people, including police and army personnel, were killed when three bombs exploded, according to local authorities. The perpetrators were mainly targeting security force convoys, according to reports. Also in tikrit, five people were killed and 17 others injured in car bomb explosion, according to reports.
In the city of ramadi, west of baghdad, the governor of anbar province, kassim al-fahdawi, escaped a car bomb attack on his convoy. However, three people were killed and 27 injured in the explosion.
Earlier, at least five people were killed and eight others wounded in the center of baghdad in what is believed to have been a suicide car bomb attack, al-arabiya television reported.
In karbala, about 100 kilometers south of the capital, 13 people were killed in the explosion of two car bombs, and another 45 were injured, it was reported. In the nearby town of hilla, a car bombing killed two people and injured 33, police said.
In the provincial city of al-kut, 170 kilometers south of baghdad, there was an armed attack on four people who fell in love with a shiite shrine. In the process, a security guard was killed, as the news agency dpa has learned from security circles.
From 27. Until the 29. March, an arab league summit is planned in iraq for the first time in more than 20 years. Iraqi prime minister nuri al-maliki’s government has spent about $450 million (342.5 million) on the man, according to local media reports. Euros) was invested in preparations, security and infrastructure improvements.
After the withdrawal of U.S. Troops from iraq, an open power struggle has broken out between sunnis and shiites in the government. The losers were attempts by the shiite al-maliki to oust sunni politicians from power. Since then, the number of attacks has also risen dramatically again. According to the government, more than 320 people have died since the beginning of the year.