Iraq: At least nine dead in attacks
A wave of bomb attacks across Iraq on Sunday targetting a bank, a town hall and a string of military patrols killed at least nine people and injured more than 50, security and hospital officials said.
A powerful bomb went off outside a crowded Baghdad bank on Sunday, killing two people and injuring at least 10, police and hospital officials said. The explosion occurred as customers queued outside Rafidain Bank in Kamalia neighbourhood of east Baghdad mid-morning, the officials said, according to AFP.
In other violence in Baghdad, two military patrols came under attack in separate incidents, an Interior ministry official said. In the Shiite enclave of Kadhamiyah in northwestern Baghdad, a roadside bomb that exploded as a joint Iraqi-US military patrol passed by injured three troops, the official said.
In Khilani, in the centre of Baghdad, a car bomb exploded as a military patrol escorting a finance ministry convoy passed by, killing an Iraqi soldier and two civilians, a security official said. At Maidan, on the southern outskirts of the Iraqi capital, an Iraqi soldier died and five others were hurt when their patrol was hit by car bomb, an official said.
In another incident, two soldiers and two civilians were hurt in a bomb attack on an Iraqi military patrol in Zayune in eastern Baghdad, the official said.