BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Two roadside bombs exploding in quick succession killed four people and wounded 15 in central Baghdad’s Nahda district on Sunday, police said.
The first bomb apparently targeted a police patrol in the busy neighborhood. When bystanders rushed to the scene to tend to the wounded, a second bomb exploded, police said.
Iraq has become a far less violent place in the past year, but U.S. and Iraqi forces say militants are still capable of carrying out car and suicide bomb attacks, especially on busy urban streets.
A week ago, a suicide bomber killed 15 people in an attack on a checkpoint in Baghdad.