Twin car bomb explosions in Baghdad on Sunday targeted the headquarters of the Trade Bank of Iraq, killing 18 people, a government official said. According to Reuters, Baghdad security spokesman Major General Qassim al-Moussawi said 42 people were injured in the bombings.
Meanwhile, the decomposing bodies of six women and two men were found in a suspected brothel in eastern Baghdad, Iraqi police sources said on Sunday. The corpses were found in Zayouna district, a mixed Sunni-Shi'ite neighbourhood of eastern Baghdad, on Saturday. The bodies of six naked women were found in one room, and two men in another, the source said.
The cause of death was not immediately clear due to the advance stages of decomposition, the sources said.