In total, at least 253 people have been killed and 803 wounded in attacks in Iraq this month, according to an AFP tally based on security and medical sources.
In Taji, 20 km (12 miles) north of Baghdad, bombs in three parked cars went off separately, killing 11 people and wounding 24, including several policemen, according to Reuters. Taji has one of Iraq’s largest military airbases but the bombing hit a civilian neighborhood.
Reuters footage of the scene of one of the explosions showed the remains of an exploded car surrounded by several completely and partially destroyed houses and cars.
“A car bomb entered the area and no one … noticed this. Why did that happen? All the houses were destroyed,” said Khaidar Abas, owner of one of the damaged homes.
The reports by AFP stated that a car bomb targeting a police convoy killed two police and wounded seven others in Baquba, farther north, while another car bomb exploded near the city, killing one person and wounding seven, a police lieutenant colonel and a medical source said.
Gunmen killed a policeman in Baghdad, and a car bomb exploded after a police patrol came to investigate, killing one person and wounding four others, the interior ministry official said, while a medical source put the toll at three dead and four wounded.
In Kut, south of Baghdad, a car bomb killed a police captain and a major and wounded seven other people, among them two police, a police captain and a medical source said.