More bombs hit Iraq's capital, killing bystanders
A man holds the Saddam-era national Iraqi flag as he walks in Tikrit. (AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE)
According to officials, speaking to the news agency, a livestock market southeast of Baghdad and a police checkpoint close to the capital were the targets although no officers were killed.
The market bomb, in Aziziyah town, outside Baghdad, killed three people as well as some of the nearby animals, while the roadside bombing killed one bystander.
Iraq has been hit by a wave of sectarian violence in recent months following the pullout of American troops. The country's Sunni minority claim they are being unfairly targeted by the Shia-led government's new anti-terror legislation.