An Iraqi police official conveyed a bomb hidden in a garbage heap has killed two people in northern Baghdad. According to him, the explosion occurred Wednesday at about 8 a.m. in the Azamiyah neighborhood. Two street sweepers were killed and three passers-by were hurt, he added.
The blast comes a day after a series of bombings targeted government sites in the capital, killing at least 127 people and wounding more than 500. Following these deadly attacks, Iraqi lawmakers have called top security officials to appear in parliament to answer questions over security lapses.
Iraq's Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani, whose department is responsible for the police, welcomed being questioned over the attacks. "I am ready to go to parliament on the condition that the session be public," Bolani was quoted as saying by AFP.