(CNN)At least 43 people were killed and more than 40 injured in three car-bomb attacks in Baghdad, Iraqi medical sources said Saturday.
Baghdad car bombs kill dozens in Shia neighborhoods
The three attacks took place in Shia neighborhoods, the sources said.
One explosion occurred at a checkpoint at the entrance of al-Shaula neighborhood in northern Baghdad killing a number of Iraqi security forces and injuring others manning the checkpoint, the sources said.
Another bomb went off at another checkpoint three kilometers away at the entrance of al-Kadhimya, also a northern Baghdad neighborhood, the sources said. Iraqi security forces were killed and injured.
The third blast occurred in the al-Mashahda neighborhood.