At least nine Iraqi civilians were killed in bombings across Baghdad early Sunday, according to police.
At about 7 a.m., three people were killed and four others were wounded when a roadside bomb targeting police patrols exploded near a minibus, according to a police official. The incident took place in the Shiite-dominated neighborhood of Baladiyat in eastern Baghdad, he said.
A half-hour later, in the predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Dora in southern Baghdad, a second roadside bomb targeting a US patrol missed its target and killed three Iraqi civilians and wounded three others, police said.
And in the downtown commercial neighborhood of Salihiyah, a bomb planted in the back of the car parked near the Iranian embassy exploded about 8:30 a.m., killing three Iraqi civilians and wounding three others, according to police.