Deadliest day in Iraq this year as attacks kill 105
Bombings and shootings ripped across Iraq on Monday, killing at least 105 people in the deadliest day this year.
The coordinated attacks in 13 cities sent a chilling warning that al-Qaeda is slowly resurging in the security vacuum created by a weak government in Baghdad and the departure of the US military seven months ago.
Though there was no immediate claim of responsibility, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq declared on Sunday a new offensive aimed at sowing instability across the country.
Nearly 200 people were wounded during the onslaught. Spokesmen for Iraq’s government and Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki could not be immediately reached for comment.
13 The number of cities that were attacked