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Baghdad blasts kill 4 civilians

By Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN
  • At least 17 injured in separate explosions
  • The first bomb was attached to a minibus
  • Three more exploded at a commercial district

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- Four civilians were killed and at least 17 people injured in a series of explosions in Baghdad on Sunday.

The first explosion was a sticky bomb attached to a minibus.

It went off near the ministry of transportation in eastern Baghdad, killing three passengers and injuring 11 others, police said.

Three more bombs exploded at a commercial district in central Baghdad, killing one civilian and wounding three others, police said. The improvised explosive devices exploded within a few minutes in three different locations.

In another attack, three officers were injured when a roadside bomb hit an Iraqi police patrol in eastern Baghdad.