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