It was a bad day in Iraq with at least 35 people are killed and over 150 injured in more than 20 blasts that ripped though Baghdad and different provinces in Iraq on Thursday.
According to senior officials at the Ministry of Interior, the bomb attacks were carried out in the provinces of Baghdad, Kirkuk, Salahuddin, Anbar, Diyala and Nineveh on Thursday morning as one of the explosions targeted Health minister Dr.Majid Hamad Amin, killed two civilians and wounded nine people, including four of the minister's guards but the minister was not hurt.
Also In Baghdad, 11 people were killed and 62 injured in the attacks. Four car bombs exploded in other districts of the capital leaving nine dead and 53 wounded, Iraq’s security source told AFP.
At Taji, 25 km further north, six people were killed and 29 wounded in a suicide attack. In Tarmiya, 45 north of Baghdad, an army officer was killed in a suicide attack against his base.
In Baqouba, 60 miles northeast of the capital, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives vest in the house of a police lieutenant, killing the officer and injuring four family members, the military said. Two other policemen were killed by a suicide car bombing attack against their position. On the outskirts of the city, a policeman was shot dead by gunmen, police said.
In the region of Kirkuk, 240 km north of Baghdad, six bombs exploded in the village of Malha near the houses of local tribal l leaders, killing five people, including an army commander. In addition, six people were injured, police said.
In the city of Kirkuk, a car bomb targeted the convoy of General Taha Salahedinne, killing two policemen and wounding 15. Another car bomb exploded in front of the house of the head of the Investment Commission, killing two policemen and wounding three.
In Samarra, 110 km north of Baghdad, three members of the Sahwa anti-Qaeda militia, were killed as well as three civilians in attacks, according to local sources. In Ramadi, 100 km west of Baghdad, one person was killed and nine injured, including four policemen, in two car bomb attacks, police said. And in Mosul, 350 km north of Baghdad, three people were injured by a bomb planted in a local restaurant.
In Mosul city ,a bomb in a restaurant wounded three people, a police captain said.
The Thursday attacks were the deadliest day in Iraq since March 20, when multiple bomb attacks across Iraq claimed more than 50 lives and wounded 255 people.