Eleven Iraqis sentenced to death for Baghdad bombings

The bombs targeted Iraq's foreign and finance ministries, sites that are among the most heavily guarded in Iraq.

Eleven Iraqis sentenced to death for Baghdad bombings
A court sentenced 11 Iraqis on Thursday to death by hanging for planning and carrying out massive truck bombings in Baghdad last August that killed 95 people and wounded more than 1,000.

The bombs targeted Iraq's foreign and finance ministries, sites that are among the most heavily guarded in Iraq.

"Today an Iraqi criminal court imposed a death sentence against 11 criminals who have been convicted of implementing, planning and funding the bomb events that targeted the finance and foreign ministries," said Abdul Sattar al-Birqdar, a spokesman for the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council.

The convicted men have the right to appeal, Birqdar said.

The devastating blasts shattered government ministries and other targets at the heart of Iraq's government.


Reuters

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