BAGHDAD — Two car bombs blew up in a Baghdad suburb, the deadlier of two attacks Monday that killed at least 10 in the Iraqi capital.
The two parked cars exploded simultaneously in a street in Husseiniya, killing five civilians and a police officer at a checkpoint, two police officers said. Twenty-one other people including 17 civilians were wounded, they added.
Husseiniya is about 15 miles outside central Baghdad.
In Baghdad, a bomb went off outside a restaurant at lunchtime in the southern Dora neighborhood, two other police officers said. Four customers at the restaurant were killed and 11 people wounded, they added. Two doctors in nearby hospitals confirmed the casualty figures.
The attacks came a day after nine people were killed in series of explosions in and around Baghdad.
Violence has spiked in Iraq after a deadly security crackdown in late April on a camp in northern Iraq run by Sunnis, protesting what they consider to be their second-class treatment by the Shi’ite-led government.