Two bombs in a Baghdad market killed at least 14 people and injured more than 100, reports the AP. The explosions came within minutes of each other in a heavily Shiite neighborhood in northeast Baghdad at a busy open-air market. With more than 160 people killed this month in attacks mostly connect to al-Qaeda-linked insurgents, the death toll for June is the second-highest in 2012, after January when 198 were killed.
Shoe-seller Mohammed Hussein al-Jizani said he heard the blast while haggling with customers in his store next to the market. "The evil insurgents chose the best time to attack, because the market is usually busy on Fridays with young people gathering to sell and buy birds," al-Jizani said. "Once again, innocent people are paying the price for the incompetence of our security forces." Another bomb 60 miles north of Baghdad reportedly killed one person and injured 13.