At least 26 killed in two bomb attacks in Baghdad : Iraq

Posted In: News Date:Oct 18th, 2014

BAGHDAD, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- At least 26 people were killed and 96 others wounded in three car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad Saturday evening, a police source said.

A car bomb went off in eastern Baghdad, leaving 14 people killed and 50 others wounded, as well as several buildings and civilian cars damaged by the huge blast, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The source added, another parked car bomb exploded in the Suleikh area in the northern part of Baghdad about half an hour after the first explosion, leaving three people killed and 19 others injured.

A third car bomb detonated near the National Theater in the Karrada district, central of Baghdad later in the evening, killing at least nine people and wounding 27 others.

Iraq has been witnessing some of the worst violence in years. Terrorism and violence have killed 5,576 civilians in Iraq in the first half of this year, with 11,666 more wounded, according to a recent UN report.