BAGHDAD: Authorities in Iraq say bombings targeting public places have killed 11 people around the capital, Baghdad.
Police officials say a bomb exploded Wednesday afternoon near car spare parts shops in the Basmaiya area, just southeast of Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 11.
Later on, police say a bomb blast killed three people in a commercial street in Baghdad’s neighborhood of Baiyaa. In two other districts in Baghdad, they say two bombs exploded in public markets, killing four people and wounding 17.
Medical officials confirmed the death tolls. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to journalists.
Iraq sees near-daily bombings frequently claimed by the Islamic State Group, which seized large parts of the country during a stunning blitz last year.