12 killed in Baghdad bombings

At least 12 people were killed and 27 injured in two car bombing attacks in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad Tuesday, an interior ministry source said.

The attacks were carried out in the afternoon. Earlier, the source had put the toll at five and 24 wounded.

“Our latest report said that a total of 12 people were killed and 27 wounded by the two car bomb attacks, one of them suicidal, in central Baghdad,” Xinhua reported citing the source.

The incidents occurred when a suicide bomber drove an explosive-ridden car and blew it up at the police headquarters in Elwiyah neighbourhood, part of Baghdad central district of Karradah, the source said.

Another car bomb was detonated almost simultaneously near some restaurants in the district’s Andulos Square, the source added.