Reuters - Video

EDITION: U.S. | U.K. | IN

Top News

"My son was killed in the blast. He was playing football": a father in Iraq

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 - 00:57

Aug. 17 - Baghdad residents inspect aftermath of attacks in Baghdad as a father visits the site where his son lost his life. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

Residents in Baghdad inspect the aftermath of twin bomb attacks that killed at least six people Friday. The attacks took place in mostly Sunni districts. One bomb exploded inside a coffee shop. Things that were part of ordinary life are now a reminder of what has been lost. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) FATHER OF VICTIM KILLED IN THE ATTACK, SAYING (camera panning down to show slipper in hand): "My son was killed in the blast. He was playing football. He was here when the blast took place near the billiard table. They called me when the blast occurred and I went to the hospital to find him passed away. This is his slipper." Another bomb exploded near a mosque. Police say the attack targeted worshipers who were leaving the mosque after evening prayers. Last month the death toll in Iraq topped 1,000, the highest since 2008.

"My son was killed in the blast. He was playing football": a father in Iraq

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 - 00:57

Top News »

The Exchange »

Moving Pictures »