Civilian killed, 27 injured in Baghdad bomb attacks
A civilian was killed and 27 others were wounded in car bomb and roadside bomb attacks across Baghdad on Wednesday morning, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua.
A car bomb, parked near a police checkpoint went off in Baghdad 's western district of Ghazaliyah, killing a civilian and wounding nine people, including three policemen, the source said on condition of anonymity.
Separately, twin roadside bombs struck a convoy of police vehicles in Amriyah district in western Baghdad and wounded six policemen, including chief of Amriyah police station, the source said.
Two passersby were also wounded by the blasts, the source added.
In eastern Baghdad, five people were wounded, including two traffic policemen, when a roadside bomb ripped through al-Rubaie thoroughfare in Zaiyouna district, he said.
In a separate incident, a roadside bomb exploded near a police patrol in Baghdad central district of Jadriyah, damaging a police vehicle and wounding a policeman aboard and two passersby, he added.
Also in the capital, two people were wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in Baghdad's central district of Karradah, the source said.
Violence and sporadic high-profile bomb attacks continue in the Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease of violence over the past few years.