At least 26 dead in Kirkuk, Baghdad blasts
Three car bombs and two roadside bombs killed at least 18 people and injured 37 in the Iraqi northern city of Kirkuk on Monday, police said. According to Reuters, the explosions happened in different parts of the city but exploded at about the same time.
The first blast occurred near a market in southern Kirkuk, which has an Arab majority, while the second reported in the center of the city, targeting a residential area with a mixed Kurdish and Turkomen population.
Also Monday, a bomb went off during prayers at a Shiite mosque in Baghdad, killing at least eight worshippers and injuring nearly three dozen, police said. The attack occurred about 12:30 p.m., the AP reported. The blast was caused by a bomb placed in the corner behind the preacher's podium, leaving a crater in the floor.