Several explosions hit Iraqi capital kill six, wound 24

ANADOLU AGENCY
BAGHDAD
Published 10.11.2015 09:56
Civilians inspect the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in Husseiniya, about 13 miles (20 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq (AP Photo)
Civilians inspect the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in Husseiniya, about 13 miles (20 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq (AP Photo)

Six people were killed and 24 others were injured Monday in several explosions that rocked the Iraqi capital, a police source told Anadolu Agency.

The source said that two pro-government fighters were killed and three others were injured when "an improvised bomb went off while a vehicle carrying pro-government [militia] forces was passing in the Arab Jabour area in southern Baghdad."

Three other improvised bombs went off targeting public places in al-Ameriya, al-Sebaa and Sadr city across Baghdad, leaving four people dead and 21 others injured, the same source added.

In recent years, bombings and shooting attacks-which often target civilians-have become a common occurrence in war-torn Iraq, especially Baghdad.

Iraq has suffered a devastating security vacuum since June 2014, when ISIS overran the northern city of Mosul, the country's second largest city.

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