A succession of three car bomb attacks in central Baghdad killed at least 43 people Wednesday and injured more than 70, while a separate attack killed 11 Iraqis in the northern region of the country, according to security officials.
A suicide car bomber detonated his vehicle outside the al-Nahda bus station in central Baghdad, Police Capt. Nabil Abdul-Qader said. A second car went off inside the station parking lot. A third car bomb driven by a suicide attacker exploded near the al-Kindi Hospital as the wounded were arriving for treatment.
All three explosions all came less than 30 minutes apart, and were apparently coordinated.
According to The AP, at least a dozen vehicles, including three police cars, were destroyed in the attacks at the al-Nahda bus station, a transit point for travelers heading to the country's southern provinces.