6 killed in 4 bomb attacks in Iraq's Baghdad

Xinhua News Agency


Six people were killed and 21 wounded in four bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Wednesday evening, a police source said.

A booby-trapped car detonated at a crowded popular market in Ur district in northeastern Baghdad, leaving five people killed and eight others wounded, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The blast destroyed several nearby shops and many stall, along with damaging several nearby cars, the source said.

A second car bomb ripped through a commercial area in Mashtal district in eastern Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounding 10 others, along with damaging several nearby buildings and civilian cars, the source added.

Separately, three policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb went off near their vehicle in Jamia district in western Baghdad, the source said.

Another blast occurred when a sticky bomb attached to a civilian car detonated in Baiyaa district in southern Baghdad, destroying the car and caused no human casualty, he added.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the Islamic State (IS) militant group, in most cases, is responsible for such suicide attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.

Terrorist acts, violence and armed conflicts killed 1,792 Iraqis and wounded 1,358 others in October across Iraq, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq said.

Many blame the current chronic instability, cycle of violence, and the emergence of extremist groups, such as the IS, on the U.S., which invaded and occupied Iraq in March 2003.