Dozens Killed in Series of Blasts in Iraq
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - At least 25 people were killed in the latest wave of attacks across Iraq, including a series of bombings targeting shoppers in a neighborhood in Baghdad, authorities said.
Four people were killed in a twin bomb attack on busy commerical streets in the Dora neighborhood in the capital, police sources said. They said three more bomb blasts in the same area later at night killed five people and wounded 21.
Outside of Baghdad, police said a suicide bomber killed five soldiers and wounded eight at a checkpoint in Mishada, around 30km north of the capital. Also on Saturday, police said a roadside bomb killed two soldiers on patrol and wounded five people in Tarmiyah, 50km north of Baghdad.
Health officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to AP, confirmed the casualty figures.
Al Jazeera's Baghdad bureau reported that explosions also hit the cities of Baquba, Mosul and Tikrit, killing at least nine and wounding 14.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blasts.