Baghdad: At least five people were killed and some 24 others wounded in two bomb attacks in a Shiite-predominant district in Iraq’s capital Baghdad, a police source said.
A suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest blew himself up at a funeral tent in Sadr City district in eastern Baghdad, leaving at least two people killed and 16 others wounded. Minutes later, a car bomb was detonated at a popular market in the same district, killing three people and wounding eight others, a source said.
Iraq is witnessing its worst violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, a total of 8,868 Iraqis, including 7,818 civilians and civilian police personnel, were killed in 2013, the highest annual death toll for years.