Car bombs rip through B'dad on New Year's day
Eight car bombs went off in several areas of the Iraqi capital, leaving two civilians dead and several others wounded.india Updated: Jan 01, 2006 19:27 IST
Eight car bombs went off in several areas of the Iraqi capital on Sunday, leaving two civilians dead and several others wounded, a police official said.
"A bomb planted in a car detonated at about 8.55 am (0555 GMT) in Maghrib Street of central Baghdad," said Capt Ahmed Abdullah of Baghdad police.
"The attack targeted an Iraqi army patrol, wounding two of them," he said.
"Another car parked in the Al-Masbah intersection near an empty building of the German embassy went off at about 9.20 am (0620 GMT) killing two civilians and wounding two policemen," Abdullah said.
Three more car bombs exploded near Baiydha'a Cinema in southern Baghdad's Al-Jadida district, the capital's eastern Baladiyat district and a garage in southeastern Mashtal district.
No casualties were reported in these attacks, Abdullah said.
The other three car bombs detonated near a restaurant in south-eastern Baghdad and in eastern Baghdad. They damaged nearby shops and buildings, but did not result in casualties.
The series of car bombings came on the first day of the New Year as insurgents targeted Iraqi security forces in Baghdad, accusing them of collaborating with US occupation forces.