A wave of explosions has rattled the Iraqi capital since sunset (Monday), killing at least 30 people, according to a report by AP. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a several rare suicide attacks last month in the northern, relatively peaceful self-ruled Kurdish region. Attacks on anti-Qaeda fighters earlier in the day claimed another five.
Attacks crossed all lines, hitting not only Shiite and Sunni neighborhoods, but mixed neighborhoods as well. Police reported casualties from explosions in eight neighborhoods. One powerful car bomb killed three, wounded 11, and rattled windows in central Baghdad. The deadliest attack occurred when both a car bomb and roadside bomb exploded in a market in the Shiite district of Husseiniya, killing six and wounding at least 13.