17 killed, 60 injured in Iraq bomb attacks

 At least 17 people were killed and 60 wounded in three bomb attacks here in the Iraqi capital city Monday evening, a police source said.

Baghdad: At least 17 people were killed and 60 wounded in three bomb attacks here in the Iraqi capital city Monday evening, a police source said.

Nine people were killed and 30 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a police checkpoint in northern Baghdad`s Kadhimiyah district, Xinhua quoted police as saying.

At least six people were killed and 24 wounded when a roadside bomb exploded at a popular market in Sadr City district in eastern Baghdad, the source said, adding the blast also destroyed several shops.

In a separate incident, two people were killed and six suffered injuries when an explosive-laden car blew up in front of an auto store in Habibiya district in eastern Baghdad.

According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, the terrorism and violence have killed 5,576 and wounded more than 11,666 civilians in Iraq in the first half of 2014.  

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