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At least 10 dead in Baghdad attacks, police say

the CNN Wire Staff
  • Violence claimed at least five lives Saturday in Baghdad, police say
  • Three roadside bombs killed three people and injured 14 in a Shiite neighborhood
  • A rocket was fired into a house in another Shiite neighborhood killed two people
  • Police found the bodies of five women shot inside a house in the Zayouna neighborhood
  • Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- At least five people were killed and 17 were wounded in late-night attacks in Baghdad, Iraq, on Saturday, police officials confirmed to CNN.

Also Saturday, police discovered the bodies of five women shot inside a house in the Zayouna neighborhood. It was unclear how long the women had been dead. Police said they were called when a neighbor noticed the stench coming from the house, which is a neighborhood with a mix of religious backgrounds.

On Saturday night, three people were killed and 14 others were wounded when three roadside bombs exploded in the same location within 20 minutes in Shiite neighborhood of Hurriya.

The first blast happened around 11:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. ET) and several people were wounded. The second blast occurred when people gathered around the site of the first attack,and the third came when police arrived to investigate. Four police officers were among the wounded, officials said.

Two civilians were killed and three others were wounded when a person fired a Katyusha rocket into a house in the Shiite neighborhood of Obaidi around 11:45 p.m., officials said.

CNN's Mohammed Tawfeeq in Baghdad contributed to this report.