Nine people were wounded in two bomb attacks in Baghdad on Monday, a well-informed police source said.
Five people were wounded when a roadside bomb went off near a U.S. military patrol in the Rustamiyah area in southeastern Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The source could not tell whether the U.S. patrol sustained any casualties as the U.S. troops sealed off the area.
In addition, four people were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near the convoy of a senior official of Baghdad's municipality near the Nahdha Square in the center of the capital, the source added.
Sporadic attacks and massive bombings still common in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities despite the U.S. and Iraqi officials announced a relative lull in violence during the past months.