Car bombings kill at least 6 civilians in, around Baghdad
BAGHDAD - Associated Press
Smoke rises during clashes between Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters and Islamic State group militants near al-Houz bridge on the Euphrates river in Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, April 24, 2015. AP PhotoIraqi officials say car bombings in and around Baghdad have killed at least six civilians.
A police officer said the deadliest in attacks on April 26 was in the nearby town of Mahmoudiya, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Baghdad, where a car bomb exploded, killing at least four civilians and wounding nine.
Two others were killed and 11 wounded in another car bomb explosion in Baghdad’s southwestern Amil neighborhood.
Medical officials confirmed causalities. All spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.
The attacks come as government forces are struggling to dislodge Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants from the western province of Anbar which they overran a year ago. On April 25, ISIL militants attacked a border crossing between Iraqi and Jordan, killing four Iraqi soldiers.