16 wounded in bomb attacks in Baghdad
A total of 16 people were wounded when five roadside bomb explosions ripped through Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Thursday morning, an Interior Ministry source said, Xinhua reported.
Five people were wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Baghdad's central district of Shiekh Omer, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
In a separate incident, a roadside bomb detonated near a police patrol on a highway that passed through Doura district in southern Baghdad, wounding four policemen, the source said.
Another roadside bomb explosion hit a police patrol in Baghdad' s western district of al-Ghazaliyah, wounding three policemen, the source added.
In southeastern Baghdad, a policeman and two civilians were wounded when a roadside bomb struck a police patrol in al- Zaafaraniyah district, he said.
A fifth roadside bomb went off at a liquor store in Baghdad's central district of Karrada, wounding a civilian and badly damaging the store, he added.
Violence and sporadic high-profile bomb attacks continue in the Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease of violence over the past few years.