Three back-to-back blasts hit a predominantly Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 47 people and wounding more than 150.
The attack in the Zafraniyah neighborhood in southern Baghdad began about 7:15 p.m. when a rocket struck an apartment building, police Lt. Thaer Mahmoud said. Some 10 minutes later, a car bomb went off as police and bystanders rushed to the scene, he said. A bomb strapped to a motorcycle went off in the same area minutes later, he said, according to the AP.
First reports said eight people died in the rocket attack and 12 in the two other blasts, he said, adding that more than 70 people were wounded.