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.