Scores killed and wounded in Iraq blasts, shootings
A huge bomb went off Friday in an outdoor market in a majority Shiite part of east Baghdad, killing at least nine people and injuring 30, police said. The bomb planted under a car exploded at 10 a.m. in an outdoor market in the Nahda area, killing at least nine people and wounding 30, hospital security official Sgt. Sabah Muhsin said.
A bomb also exploded in a popular outdoor market in the western Baghdad neighborhood of al-Baiyaa, wounding 13 civilians, police Lt. Maitham Abdul Razzaq said.
Elsewhere in the capital, a roadside bomb missed an American convoy but injured three Iraqis on a minibus, police officer Maitham Addurraq said.
A roadside bomb also hit a police patrol at 8:30 a.m. in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing one policeman and wounding four others, police Brig. Khatab Omar said, according to the AP.
Capt. Khudier Ajil, a security official in Tikrit General Hospital, said U.S. soldiers brought 14 bullet-riddled bodies, including those of two children, to the morgue late Thursday. It was unclear who had killed them.
Police also reported the explosion Thursday of a bomb left in a sack in a liquor shop in Sinjar, 125 miles west of Mosul. The shop's owner was killed and two customers were wounded.