Another deadly day in Iraq
Car explosions and other blasts killed at least eight people, including a policeman on Sunday. The six explosions occurred between 7:00 am (0400 GMT) and around 10:30 am.
One car bomb on Sunday targeted a police patrol in Al-Alam neighbourhood of southwest Baghdad killing two people, one of them a policemen, and injuring eight people, among them four police, the official was quoted as saying by AFP.
Another vehicle packed with explosives was detonated on Abu Nawas street, on the banks of the Tigris river, leaving one person dead and six people wounded. And in the Shiite north Baghdad neighbourhood of Kadhimiyah, a car bomb struck a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims, according to the interior ministry official.
One of the pilgrims was killed and eight were wounded in the 10:00 am (0700 GMT) blast. In a separate car bomb attack, four people were hurt, including a policeman, in the commercial Karrada district in the centre of Baghdad. And on a main road in the town of Taji, 25 kilometres north of the capital, a bomb-filled vehicle was blown up, killing two people and wounding four.
Also north of Baghdad, two teenage boys died when a roadside bomb targeting an anti-Qaeda Sunni militiaman went off in the town of Tarmiyah, police First Lieutenant Nashat Sarhan said. These blasts come as last week at least 116 people were killed in a number of attacks.