Iraq car bomb explosion captured by photographer at rally.

Massive Baghdad Explosion Captured by Photographer on Scene

Massive Baghdad Explosion Captured by Photographer on Scene

The Slatest
Your News Companion
April 25 2014 4:33 PM

Massive Bomb Explosion at Baghdad Rally Captured by Photographer on Scene

140425_SLATEST_CarbombShite_2

Photo by Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Parlimentiary elections in Iraq are being held next week, and the country is seeing a spike in politically-motivated violence. Car bombs killed at least 11 people yesterday and 7 people two days ago; today, a reported three bombs exploded at a Shi'ite group's rally in Baghdad, with a Reuters photographer capturing the moment of one explosion. At least 18 people were killed. Two more images from the scene below:

140425_SLATEST_CarbombShite

Photo by Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

140425_SLATEST_CarbombShite_4

Photo by Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters