38 Iraqis Killed in Bloodiest Ramadan Day

Bombs wreak havoc in central Baghdad
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2008 3:59 AM CDT
Iraqi police at the scene of a car bombing in a mainly Shiite area in central Baghdad, Iraq. It was the city's bloodiest day of Ramadan.    (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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(Newser) – At least 20 people were killed yesterday when a suicide bomber detonated a vest of explosives amid a crowd of onlookers that had gathered after an earlier car bomb exploded in central Baghdad. A total of 34 people were killed in attacks in Baghdad and another four died in Dayala Province, reports CNN. It was the bloodiest day in the Iraqi capital during this year's holy month of Ramadan.  

Scores were injured in the attacks. The bombings occurred as Iraqis prepared for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan with feasts and celebrations. Some 600 attacks occurred last year in Baghdad during Ramadan. This year's attacks have numbered just over 60.