At least 40 dead in Baghdad explosions
A number of bombing attacks killed at least 40 people and injured scores Thursday in various parts of the Iraqi capital, the country's Interior Ministry said.
At least 37 people died and 78 others were hurt when a parked car detonated near a funeral tent in the Shiite neighborhood of Shula in northwestern Baghdad.
A roadside bomb went off near a police patrol in southern Baghdad, killing a civilian and injuring seven people, including three police officers.
In another blast in southeastern Baghdad, a roadside bomb went off near a government convoy. It missed the convoy but killed one civilian and wounded three others.
In central Baghdad, a roadside bomb went off on a busy road, killing one civilian and injuring four others.