Two parked car bombs and two roadside bombs in the Iraqi capital Tuesday morning killed at least 12 people and wounded 35 others, police said.
A car bomb detonated at 9:30 a.m. at the parking lot in central Baghdad, near the health ministry and the so-called Medical City complex of buildings including several hospitals and a forensic institute. Seven people were killed and 23 wounded in that blast, a police officer said.
Seconds after the detonation, a mortar landed in the area as well, the officer said.
He added that 11 civilian cars were damaged.
Another parked car bomb went off near a police patrol in Palestine Street in eastern Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding six others, said the police officer. Also, in Baghdad's southeastern area of Zafaraniyah, a roadside bomb targeting another police patrol killed one policeman and injured two pedestrians, the officer said.