August 13, 2006

Attacks kill up to 25 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Up to 25 people were killed and 75
wounded in multiple attacks in a majority Shi'ite area in
southern Baghdad late on Sunday, police said.

They said the attacks, all at the same time, included a
suicide motorcycle bomber, rockets and a roadside bomb which
hit a market in the southern Baghdad district of Zaafaraniya.

Separately, at least two mortar bombs hit an apartment
building in the same area while a separate car bomb was
exploded, they said.

One police source said at least 20 people were killed,
while another police official said 25 were killed.

(Editing by Scott McDonald)