Bombs in Baghdad, Iraqi town kill 16 people
A series of bombings in Iraq, including a car bombing in Baghdad and a town south of the Iraqi capital, killed 16 people yesterday, officials said.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks. Iraq sees near-daily bombings and other attacks that are often claimed by the Islamic State group, which seized a large swath of the country following a stunning blitz last year.
The deadliest attack took place late Thursday when a car bomb exploded near a line of restaurants and café in Baghdad's south-eastern Shiite suburbs of Zafaraniya, killing seven people and wounding 18. Several cafés and restaurants were damaged in the attack.
Separately in the same suburb, a sticky bomb attached to a pickup truck carrying Shiite militiamen exploded and killed two.
Earlier in the day, a blast at a commercial street in Baghdad's western district of Bayaa killed three people and wounded nine. A bomb near an outdoor market killed two people in Baghdad's western al-Furat suburb.
A bomb also went off near a café on Thursday night in the town of Madain, just south of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding 11, officials said.