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Iraq 'under severe sectarian strain'

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57 people are known to have been killed in a wave of bomb attacks across Baghdad and at least 100 others have been wounded in the explosions in 13 different locations across the Iraqi capital.

Jim Muir reports on the situation in Baghdad and Michael Clarke, Director of the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi), analyses the effect these attacks could have on Iraq.


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