( dpa ) - At least 14 people were killed, including a US marine, and 20 wounded Wednesday in bomb blasts in Iraq, while 65 terrorist suspects were arrested.
The first attack occurred in central Baghdad, security sources told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.
In the early hours of Wednesday, a bomb went off near a bus station in Bab al-Muazim in central Baghdad, killing three people and injuring seven, an official told dpa.
At the same time in Zafaranyah, southern Baghdad, two bombs went off at the same time, leaving one person dead and four injured, the official said.
In Baquba a female suicide bomber wearing an explosives belt blew herself up in the main market of Khan Bani Saad district near a Shiite mosque, killing eight people and injuring seven.
Baquba is the capital city of the restive Diyala province and is 60 kilometres north-east of Baghdad.
In another incident, a civilian was killed and two were injured when US troops randomly shot at Iraqis in the centre of Diyala province, sources told dpa.
Meanwhile in Abara village in the province, Iraqi forces detained 65 terrorist suspects.
In northern Salah al-Din province, a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb targeting a member of the National Union of Kurdistan. Sources said the member wasn't hurt, but three of his security guards were wounded.
In another incident US military forces said a marine was killed in the western province of Anbar.
The death brings to 20 the number of US troops killed so far in January. At least 3,924 US personnel have been killed since the US- led invasion of Iraq in March 2003.