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Thursday, May 31, 2012

7 killed and dozens injured in series of Baghdad attacks

Baghdad (CNN) -- A series of explosions in a three-hour period rocked several areas in Baghdad on Thursday morning, leaving seven people dead and dozens injured, Iraqi police said.

It was unclear who committed the attacks and whether they were linked.

One of the explosions occurred in a Shiite neighborhood in northwestern Baghdad. A parked car bomb exploded in a busy area of the neighborhood, killing four people and wounding 18 others, police said.

In a Sunni neighborhood in western Baghdad, bombs planted near two homes left two people dead and seven others wounded.

In a different Sunni neighborhood, four people were wounded after a roadside bomb exploded on a busy road.

Four police officers were also wounded after a roadside bomb exploded in a Sunni district in the southern part of the capital city, police said.

Also in western Baghdad, a car bomb exploded near the home of an adviser of Iraq's Council of Ministers, police said. The government official and his family was not home during the attack, but a bystander was killed and four others were wounded. Read More