15 September 2005 -- A series of bomb attacks have struck Baghdad today, killing at least 23 Iraqis.
The explosions follow a devastating rash of suicide car bombings and shootings in Iraq yesterday that killed around 150 people and wounded hundreds more.Today's earliest attack
killed 16 people, most of them policemen. A car bomber attacked an emergency-response police patrol in the southern district of Dura.
A second attack wounded two U.S. soldiers in the east of the city.
In the third attack , one or more suicide bombers attacked another police patrol in Dura, killing at least seven policemen.
Authorities said the attacks have left dozens of people wounded.
Loyalists of Al-Qaeda associate Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility for yesterday's attacks. An audiotape posted on the Internet and purporting to carry a message from al-Zarqawi declared "all-out war" on Iraq's Shi'ite majority.
"The Growing Sunni-Shi'a Divide"