At least 8 killed in car bombs in Iraq's Baghdad
Iraqis walks past debris in the aftermath of an explosion in Baghdad's commercial district of New Baghdad on August 14, 2014. [AFP]
At least eight people have been killed in four car bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source says.
According to the source, whose name was not mentioned in reports, the car bomb explosions on Wednesday also left 36 people injured.
A car bomb went off near a bank in southern Baghdad’s Baiyaa district, killing two people and injuring eight others.
In another part of the Iraqi capital, a parked car exploded near a crowded market, claiming the lives of five people and leaving 14 others wounded.
One civilian was killed and five others injured after a car bomb hit an area near a private hospital in Karrada district.
The last explosion took place in southwestern Baghdad’s Amil district, leaving nine people injured.
Earlier this month, two car bombings near a Shia mosque killed 11 people in northern Kirkuk. People displaced by ISIL violence in Iraq were said to have taken refuge in the mosque.
Over the past several months, many districts in Baghdad, particularly its Shia areas, have been rocked by car bombings and other terrorist attacks targeting both security forces and civilians.
Some 2,400 deaths were recorded in June, when the ISIL intensified its acts of violence capturing parts of the country.