34 killed, 155 injured in Iraq attacks

Baghdad, May 28 (IANS) As many as 34 people were killed and 155 wounded in at least 10 car bomb explosions in different parts of Baghdad Monday, an interior ministry source said.

A car bomb and a roadside bomb ripped through Um al-Maalif area in southern Baghdad, killing up to six people and wounding 34, reported Xinhua citing a source.

Another car bomb went off in Kadhmiyah district in northern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding eight others, the source said.

In central Baghdad, a third car bomb exploded at a popular marketplace near Shorja commercial area, killing five people and injuring 31, the source added.

Meanwhile, a car bomb went off at a thoroughfare in Baiyaa district in the southern part of the capital, killing two people and wounding nine others, he said.

Five civilians were killed and 27 wounded when two car bombs were detonated in Habibiyah area within the Sadr City in Baghdad, the source added.

The six car bomb attacks followed the two bombings during afternoon in Baghdad. The source said a car bomb went off in Saadoun street in downtown Baghdad, killing up to six people and wounding some 14.

He also said another car bomb went off near al-Samarrai mosque in New Baghdad district in the capital, killing a civilian and wounding nine.

Also Monday, a car bomb went off in Huriya district in northeastern Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 14 others, while another car bomb near a market in Baghdad killed four people and wounded nine others, the source said.

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