Car bomb attacks kill 15 in Iraq
Mon Jan 9, 2012 6:54PM
File photo shows a car burnings following a bomb attack in the northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk.
At least 15 people have been killed and dozens of others have been injured in two separate car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
The attacks targeted police officers as well as Shia pilgrims making their way to the holy city of Karbala for religious commemorations.
According to Iraqi security sources, seven people were killed after an explosives-laden car detonated near a police vehicle in the northeast neighborhood of al-Shaab.
Nineteen others were also injured in the blast. Two policemen are reported to be among the dead.
Half an hour earlier, eight others were killed in a car bomb attack targeting Shia pilgrims near a mosque in the western neighborhood of al-Muwasalat. More than 25 others were also injured in the attack.
Meanwhile, 15 Afghan pilgrims were injured in a car bomb on the outskirts of the central city of Hilla.