Five powerful explosions rock Baghdad

16:58, April 06, 2010      

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Five explosions, including a suicide attack, ripped through the Iraqi capital on Tuesday morning, two days after suicide bomb attacks targeting foreign embassies killed 30 people, an Interior Ministry source said.

The first massive blast took place at about 8:45 a.m. (0545 GMT) in Chikok area in northern Baghdad neighborhood of Kadhmiya, causing two residential buildings to collapse, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

About 10 minutes later, another massive blast destroyed a third building in the Shula neighborhood in northwestern Baghdad, the source said, adding that another powerful explosion rocked a fourth building in the southwestern Shurta al-Rabia neighborhood.

A fifth explosion rocked the Hifa street in central Baghdad, the source said without giving further details about the incident.

Earlier police reports put the toll at two killed and 10 others injured, but the source said that the toll could rise.

Source: Xinhua

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