Car bombs kill 38 in Shiite areas of Baghdad

October 12, 2014 6:40 AM

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Car bombs kill 38 in Shiite areas of Baghdad

Nobody claimed responsibility for the attacks, but Sunni insurgents frequently target Shiite populations they consider to be heretics. The Islamic State group now holds a third of the country in its control.

A series of car bomb attacks in Iraq’s capital killed 38 people in Shiite areas Saturday, authorities said, after Islamic militants killed a journalist working for a local television network in a Sunni province.

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