At least five dead in Iraq attacks
Five Iraqis died in violence, including three in an early morning twin bomb attack in Baghdad, an interior ministry official said. According to AFP, the first bomb exploded around 8:00 am (local time) in the Karrada neighborhood in central Baghdad and killed one policeman and injured 12 others. As bystanders gathered, a second bomb went off, killing two more civilians and wounding 10 others.
Among the injured were a photographer and cameraman from the Associated Press.
North of Baghdad, in the city of Baquba, gunmen shot dead a merchant selling children's clothes in the city's main market.
Just to the west of the city, as well, the governor's convoy was attacked and raked with bullets, killing a bodyguard and wounding five others.