Attacks around Iraqi capital kill 5 people
BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials in Iraq say bombings and a shooting around the country’s capital, Baghdad have killed at least five people.
Police officials say an adhesive “sticky bomb” attached to a minibus exploded in the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City in eastern Baghdad, killing two passengers and wounding five others.
Shortly after sunset, police said another bomb in a commercial street in Baghdad’s western district of Shurta killed two people and wounded eight others. Also, in western Baghdad, an employee in the capital’s municipality was killed by gunmen in a drive-by shooting.
Medical officials confirmed Tuesday’s casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren’t authorized to release the information to journalists.