Fourteen injured in two blasts in western Baghdad

Other News Materials 18 August 2008 15:46 (UTC +04:00)

Fourteen people were injured in two separate bomb blasts in western Baghdad on Monday, less than a day after a suicide bomb attack that targeted fighters aligned with Iraqi forces fighting al-Qaeda killed 12 in the north-west of the Iraqi capital.

The Voices of Iraq (VOI) news agency quoted a source as saying a blast in western Baghdad's Ordon Square injured nine people, including three policemen, dpa reported.

The explosion also damaged several vehicles, the source told VOI.

Hours earlier, three policemen and three civilians were injured in a blast in nearby Mansour, another source told the agency. The explosive had been set off remotely and targeted a police patrol, according to the source, who did not want to be named.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Monday condemned Sunday's suicide bombing in Baghdad's Adhamiya district that killed 12 people, including the the deputy chief of the Sahwa council.

The female bomber blew herself up against a Sahwa checkpoint near the district's Abu Hanifa mosque. Thirty-two people were injured in the attack.

Sahwa (Awakenings) councils consist of armed tribal Sunni fighters who turned against al-Qaeda terrorist network in a number of provinces in Iraq.