A string of explosions in Iraq's capital‚ Baghdad started on Wednesday killing more than 1-hundred people and injuring several hundreds more.
The deadliest attacks since US troops pulled out in June began with a wave of truck bombings targeting Iraq's foreign and finance ministries on Wednesday morning.
Following attacks were aimed at the Green Zone home to the US Embassy and Iraqi government headquarters.
Another bicycle bomb struck a restaurant early Thursday morning in Baghdad claiming two more lives and injuring 18 people.
The coordinated explosions tore through the city decimating concrete slabs‚ blowing out windows and leaving a mass of charred cars.
People were shocked and raised concerns over the ability of the Iraqi government to maintain stability in the city.
[Interview : ] "What happened on Wednesday was really shocking. Why is the government taking measures after the attacks No group has claimed immediate responsibility but Iraqi authorities blamed Sunni insurgents linked to al-Qaida for the bloodshed.
Meanwhile the US Defense Department said plans to withdraw all American forces from the country by 2011‚ will not be affected by the recently rising violence.
Choi Won-young‚ Arirang News.
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