1 Aug 2009

Bombs at mosques in Baghdad

6:00 am on 1 August 2009

A series of car bombings in Iraq outside mosques in several parts of the Iraqi capital Baghdad have killed at least 29 people.

Reports say that six car bombs struck five Shia mosques, and more than 130 people were wounded. The number of casualties is still rising.

Worshippers were leaving the mosques after Friday prayers at the time.

The BBC reports the bombings come exactly one month after US troops withdrew from towns cities across Iraq on 30 June, handing over security to Iraqi forces.