8 killed in bomb attacks near Baghdad
At least eight people were killed and 23 wounded in two bomb explosions in north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua.
In one attack, seven people were killed and 20 wounded when a bomb went off inside a restaurant in the town of Taji, some 20 km north of Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
In a separate incident, a sticky bomb attached to a KIA minibus carrying passengers exploded near a bridge in Dhraa Dijla area, some 25 km northwest of Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounding three others, the source said.
Violence is still common in Iraq despite a dramatic decrease since its peak in 2006 and 2007, when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings.