39 killed in car bombs across Baghdad

Monday 24 June 2013 22.21
Series of car bomb explosions across the Iraqi capital
Series of car bomb explosions across the Iraqi capital

At least 39 people have been killed in up to ten car bomb explosions across the Iraqi capital.

In Baghdad’s central district of Karada, two parked car bombs went off killing at least eight people.

Two more car bombs exploded simultaneously near a market in the western district of Jihad, killing eight and wounding 21 others.

Four people were killed and nine injured when a car bomb exploded near shops in the Shia district of al-Shurta al-Rabeaa.

A car bomb also exploded in the New Baghdad neighbourhood killing five people and another bomb went off near an outdoor market in Nahrawan, killing four and wounding 15.

Also, two people were killed in a car explosion in the Christian-Shia neighborhood of Garage al-Amana in southeastern Baghdad.

Elsewhere, a suicide bomber drove his explosives-laden car into an army patrol in the city of Mosul, killing a soldier and a police officer.

Another suicide bomber blew set off his explosive-rigged belt inside a university campus in the city of Tikrit, killing a police officer.

Violence has been increasing in Iraq in recent months, with more than 1,000 people killed in May alone.