5 dead, 18 hurt in Baghdad bombings
Elsewhere in Iraq, police found seven bullet-riddled bodies dumped in water sanitation tanks near Kut.india Updated: Jul 19, 2006 13:13 IST
A string of early morning bombings near a technology university in downtown Baghdad on Wednesday killed five people and injured 18 others, police said.
In west Baghdad, a legal adviser to Iraq's Interior Ministry was killed in a drive-by shooting as he left home.
Gunmen in two cars stopped his personal Hyundai and began shooting, police said. The explosions in downtown Baghdad -- a car bomb and two other smaller bombs -- detonated shortly after 7:30 am in Baghdad's Karradah neighborhood, police 1st Lt Mohammed Khayoun said.
Elsewhere in Iraq, police found seven bullet-riddled bodies dumped in water sanitation tanks near Kut, about 160 kms southeast of Baghdad, morgue officials said.