Fifteen civilians were killed and 40 others were wounded when two car bombs and two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) exploded simultaneously Tuesday morning (January 24th) in the al-Sadr, al-Shula and al-Hurriya districts of Baghdad, Iraqi police said.
Lt. Col. Mushtaq Talib, a Baghdad police spokesperson, told Al-Shorfa that eight people were killed and 12 others were wounded when a car bomb exploded at a market in al-Shula, northwest of Baghdad. An IED then exploded nearby, killing one civilian and wounding three others.
Talib said another car bomb detonated near a square where day labourers were gathered in the al-Dakhel area of al-Sadr City. Six civilians were killed and 21 were wounded, mostly with critical injuries.
After the bombings occurred, the police sealed off several roads and increased their presence in Baghdad's streets to prevent further attacks.