Middle East

Attacks kill at least 10 people in Baghdad

Mourners carry the coffins of victims killed by a suicide bomber attack inside a Shi'ite mosque in Baghdad, during a funeral in Najaf, south of Baghdad, May 28, 2014. A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Shi'ite mosque in central Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 19 people, security and medical sources said. REUTERS/ Alaa Al-Marjani

BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials say separate attacks in the capital have killed at least 10 people.

Police say the deadliest attack Wednesday was carried out by a suicide car bomber who struck a police checkpoint in Baghdad's northern Kazimiyah district, killing three policemen and three civilians. They said 18 others were wounded in the attack.

In Baghdad's western suburb of Abu Ghraib, a bomb went off in a commercial area, killing two civilians and wounding three others. Another civilian was killed and three wounded in the northeastern suburb of Husseiniyah, while drive-by shooters killed a lawyer as he was driving through the eastern New Baghdad neighborhood.

Medical officials confirmed the causality figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information.





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