Eight killed, 50 wounded in Baghdad bomb attacks
Eight people were killed and 50 others wounded in a car bomb and a roadside bomb attacks in Baghdad on Monday, a well-informed police source said, Xinhua reported.
At least five people were killed and some 20 others wounded when a booby-trapped car detonated in Baghdad central district in Karrada, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
In separate incident, a roadside bomb went off at a busy popular market in the neighborhood of Shaab in northeast of Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 30 others, the source said.
Earlier in the day, the police reported separate attacks that killed five people and wounded 28 others.
The attacks came few days ahead of the scheduled pullout of U.S. troops from Iraqi towns and cities by the end of the month.
Violence in Iraqi cities has dropped dramatically in recent months, but attacks remain common, particularly in Baghdad.