37 killed, 86 injured in Iraq violence

Baghdad, April 11: As many as 37 people were killed and 86 injured in a wave of attacks in different parts of Iraq Thursday.

At least 12 people were killed and 55 injured in two car bomb attacks in the evening, police and medical sources said. Seven of them were killed and 39 left wounded when a car bomb went off in Baghdad’s Alamein districtin the evening, Xinhua quoted an interior ministry source as saying.

Five people were killed and 16 injured in another car bomb attack near a hospital in Sadr City, a Shiite district of northeastern Baghdad, the source said.

Earlier in the day, 25 people were killed and 31 wounded in separate violent attacks in the country, according to police and medical sources.

The violence came just 20 days before Iraq’s landmark parliamentary elections due to be held April 30, which is the first in the country since the withdrawal of US troops in late 2011.

IANS