A string of early morning bombings near a technology university in downtown Baghdad on Wednesday killed five people and wounded 18 others, police said.
In west Baghdad, a legal adviser to Iraq's Interior Ministry was killed in a drive-by shooting as he left home. Gunmen in two cars stopped his personal Hyundai and began shooting, police said.
The explosions in downtown Baghdad - a car bomb and two other smaller bombs - detonated shortly after 7:30 a.m. in Baghdad's Karradah neighborhood, police 1st Lt. Mohammed Khayoun said.
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