Bomb blasts at bird market in Baghdad kill 4
BAGHDAD - The Associated Press
A man walks past the debris of a shop following a car bomb believed to be targeting a police patrol in the center of the city of Ramadi, Anbar provincial capital, in western Iraq, 100kms from the capital Baghdad, on May 13, 2012.. AFP PHOTO/AZHAR SHALLALIraqi officials say three bombs have struck a bird market in eastern Baghdad, killing four people and wounding dozens.
Police officials say the Friday morning attack targeted a bird market crowded with shoppers in the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City. They say 34 people were wounded in the blasts.
A hospital official confirmed the casualty tolls. All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media.
Violence has ebbed in Iraq, but insurgents carry out frequent attacks on security forces and civilians in an attempt to undermine the Shiite-led government.