BAGHDAD: Attacks in Iraq killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens more on Friday, security and medical officials said, in the latest wave of violence sweeping across the country.
A roadside bomb exploded in the morning in the main market in Al-Husseiniyah, a majority area on Baghdad’s northeast outskirts, and another went off after emergency personnel arrived, an interior ministry official said.
A medical source at the Sheikh al-Dhari hospital said the facility had received eight bodies and more than 50 wounded from the blasts, while a health ministry source put the toll at 13 killed and about 150 wounded.
Meanwhile, gunmen with silenced weapons opened fire on a police checkpoint in Bayaa in south Baghdad, killing three policemen, the interior ministry official said. The toll was confirmed by the health ministry source.