20 killed in new wave of bombings

At least 20 people have been killed and dozens more injured after a series of bombings in Iraq.

Police said a parked car bomb went off next to an army patrol in Baghdad’s eastern Shia Ur neighbourhood, killing four and injuring 17.

Car bombs also killed four in the north-eastern Shia neighborhood of Binouq and three died in a bombing at a market selling spare car parts in central Baghdad, according to police.

Officials also said that a roadside bomb exploded on a police patrol in the largely Shia central commercial district of Karradah, killing three people.

In the largely Sunni neighborhood of Azamiyah in the capital’s north, a car bomb struck near a military convoy, killing three people, including two soldiers, according to police. Another 14 people were injured in the attack.

In the northern city of Mosul, a suicide bomber killed three when he blew himself up on a federal police checkpoint. Mosul is a former insurgent stronghold, located about 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad.

The attacks came hours after bomb blasts tore through two Baghdad neighborhoods on Wednesday evening, killing at least 30 people.

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