14 Dead in Double-Bombing in Baghdad Market
Another bomb north of city makes June 2nd-deadliest month in 2012
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2012 4:00 PM CDT
Residents stand in a market in Husseiniyah, Baghdad, after it was bombed on July 22, 2009. Two more bombs exploded in the market yesterday.   (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

(Newser) – 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.