21 killed as multiple blasts rock Baghdad

Recent months have seen a surge in violence across Iraq. Although most attacks go unclaimed, Iraqi authorities usually point the finger at Al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

21 killed as multiple blasts rock Baghdad

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 21 people were killed and 67 injured in a string of blasts that rocked Iraqi capital Baghdad on Wednesday morning, security sources said.

A booby-trapped car exploded near a local university in central Baghdad, killing four and wounding 14, a security source said.

A similar blast struck the Al-Sholah neighborhood in northwestern Baghdad, killing three and wounding 12, he added.

A third blast, also caused by an explosive-packed car, struck a local market in northeastern Baghdad, leaving three dead and eight injured.

In the city's southeast, two civilians were killed and five others injured in yet another car bombing.

Another four people were injured in a fifth blast in the southwestern Al-Amel neighborhood, while a sixth explosion claimed one life and injured fiver others in the southern Al-Bayaa neighborhood, according to the source, who expected the death toll to rise further due to the seriousness of some of the injuries.

A Baghdad police source, meanwhile, said that

Two civilians had been killed and four injured when a bus was bombed in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood in eastern Baghdad.

This, the source added, had been followed by another explosion nearby that claimed three lives and injured ten people.

Three more people were killed and another five injured by a car-bomb in northeastern Baghdad's Al-Shaab district, the source said.

Recent months have seen a surge in violence across Iraq. Although most attacks go unclaimed, Iraqi authorities usually point the finger at Al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

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