World Bulletin/News Desk
Car bombs killed 20 people, including five soldiers, in the Iraqi capital and the city of Ramadi to the west on Saturday, police and medical sources said.
Two bombs exploded in separate attacks in Baghdad's mainly Shi'ite Amil district, said a police source.
"A driver parked his car and went to a cigarette stall then he disappeared. Then his car blew up, killing passersby," said the police source, describing one of the two attacks in Amil.
In the mostly Shi'ite al-Amin area of Baghdad, another car bomb killed eight people, medical sources said.
"Before the explosion, the checkpoint was targeted with several mortar rounds. Then the suicide humvee bomber attacked it," said a police official.
"Some troops came to the scene. They were attacked by mortars. A confrontation took place for one hour."
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombings.
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