Baghdad rocked by 5 blasts, at least four killed

Other News Materials 10 August 2008 15:24 (UTC +04:00)

Five blasts rocked the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least four people and wounding more than 20, the dpa reported.

The latest of the series came as a car bomb exploded near a gas station in the Madaien district of southern Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounding three others, according to the independent Voices of Iraq (VOI) news agency.

Two other blasts targeted Iraqi patrol vehicles. One was in the Zayouna area of eastern Baghdad, wounding four civilians and two soldiers. The other in Kathemiya in northern Baghdad wounded three soldiers.

The two other explosions targeted civilians. They took place in the Kamaliya and Camp Sara districts in the eastern part of the city, killing three and wounding 13.

Separately, a US soldier was killed and two others injured in a bomb explosion near their patrol in Baghdad, the US military said Sunday.

The incident took place on Friday when an improvised explosive device struck the soldiers' patrol at approximately 9:30 pm (1830 GMT), a military statement said.

The statement said the injured soldiers were evacuated to a nearby combat hospital in Baghdad. It gave no further details.