A new wave of bombings hit Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, killing at least 20 people on Sunday, officials said, the latest assault by militants who have been fighting Iraqi security forces and allied tribes in country’s west.
The deadliest attack took place in Baghdad’s Shiite northern Shaab neighbourhood, when two parked car bombs exploded simultaneously near a restaurant and a tea house. Officials said those blasts killed 10 people and wounded 26.
Authorities said that a parked car bomb ripped through in capital’s Shiite eastern district of Sadr City, killing five and wounding 10. Another bombing killed three civilians and wounded six in a commercial area in the central Bab al-Muadham neighbourhood, officials said. Two other bombings killed two civilians and wounded 13, police said.
Medical officials confirmed the causality figures.