String of blasts in Iraqi capital kills 13

Iraqi officials say a string of explosions targeting security officials has killed at least 10 people in western Baghdad.

Updated: Oct 11, 2011, 10:43 AM IST

Baghdad: Iraqi officials say a string of explosions targeting security officials has killed at least 10 people in western Baghdad.

A police official says the first explosion was caused by a roadside bomb in a Shiite neighbourhood today evening.

Minutes later, a second bomb exploded nearby, targeting a passing police patrol.

The official says a third blast then struck as firefighters arrived on the scene of the first blast.

He says 19 people were wounded. A hospital official
confirmed the casualties.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the media.

PTI