(MENAFN- Saudi Press Agency) Militants unleashed a wave of bombings on Sunday targeting commercial areas in and around the Iraqi capital, killing at least 18 civilians, officials said.
The deadliest attack took place in Baghdad's Khilani Square, where a car bomb killed at least seven people and wounded 25, AP quoted a police officer as saying. The car was parked near a mosque and a gathering of motorcycle vendors.
Hours earlier, an explosives-laden car exploded in the town of Mahmoudiya, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Baghdad, killing at least four civilians, another police officer said.
Three people were killed and 13 wounded in another car bomb explosion in Baghdad's southwestern Amil neighborhood, he added, while two others were killed in a blast in the nearby Bayaa district.
In the capital's eastern suburb of Husseiniyah, a bomb went off in an outdoor market, killing two civilians and wounding six others, police added.
Medical officials confirmed the toll. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.
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