26 die in Iraq triple bomb attacks

26 die in Iraq triple bomb attacks
Baghdad, Oct 18: At least 26 people were killed and 96 injured Saturday in three car bomb attacks in Iraqi capital city of Baghdad.

A car bomb went off in eastern Baghdad, killing 14 people and wounding 50, a police official told Xinhua.

The second car bomb exploded in northern Baghdad's Suleikh area about half an hour after the first explosion, which killed three people and injured 19, the official said.

The third car bomb detonated near the National Theater in central Baghdad's Karrada district which killed nine people and injured 27, the official added.

According to a UN report, terrorism and violence in Iraq has killed 5,576 civilians in the first half of this year and has injured more than 11,000.


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