3 killed, 19 wounded in Baghdad blasts

10:51, April 25, 2010      

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Three people were killed and 19 others wounded when three roadside bombs exploded near a billiard game hall in southwestern Baghdad Saturday evening, police said.

The blasts in the Al-Umal district also damaged some other buildings.

A new wave of violence has shattered the Iraqi capital in April. On Friday, multiple bomb attacks, mainly targeting Shiites worshipper, killed at least 52 people and injured dozens more in different areas of the city.

In the wake of a crucial parliamentary election early last month, security situation in Baghdad worsens despite the killings of two top leaders of the al-Qaida network in Iraq earlier.

Iraqi officials expect fatal attacks to continue when leading political blocs are battling to form a coalition government after the key election.

Source: Xinhua


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