Attacks kill 9 people in Iraq

Authorities in Iraq say a series of bombings and mortar attacks have killed nine people in the capital, Baghdad.

AP Last Updated: Jan 16, 2015, 19:29 PM IST

Baghdad: Authorities in Iraq say a series of bombings and mortar attacks have killed nine people in the capital, Baghdad.

Police officials say the first attack took place today around noon when mortar shells landed on houses in Baghdad's northwest district of Shula, killing four people and wounding 13 others.

Later on, a bomb blast on a commercial street killed three people and wounded 11 others in Baghdad's northeastern suburb of Husseiniya.

Police officials said a bomb also exploded near a line of automobile spare part shops in western Baghdad, killing two people and wounding nine others.

Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures from all attacks. All spoke anonymously as they weren't authorized to talk to the media.
Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks.