Nine killed in Iraq market blasts
on 22/06/2012 10:17:57
A police official said the bombs went off at mid-morning in a market in the mostly Shiite Muslim neighbourhood of Husseiniyah.
A medical worker said at least nine people died and 50 were wounded.
A fierce wave of attacks in Iraq has killed more than 125 people in the last 10 days, mostly targeting Shiites and government security forces.
The bloodshed highlights the struggle the divided government faces in defeating al Qaida-linked insurgents.
Earlier today, gunmen opened fire on a police checkpoint in western Baghdad, killing three officers.