BAGHDAD — Attacks on a bus stop, a police patrol, and a convoy carrying the head of a university killed eight people and wounded 20 others in Iraq Thursday, authorities said.
A car with explosives blew up near a bus stop in the mainly Shi’ite neighborhood of Hurriyah in Baghdad. Five people were killed and 15 others were wounded.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Attacks against Shi’ites are typically the work of Sunni extremists.
Also Thursday, a roadside bomb hit the convoy of Fadhil al-Dulaimi, head of Diyala University, in Baqouba. Two bodyguards died . Dulaimi was not hurt.
Hours later, a roadside bomb struck a police patrol in southeastern Baghdad, killing one civilian bystander and wounding three policemen.