Bombs struck commuters in a predominantly Shi'ite area southeast of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least eight people and wounding 24, police and hospital officials said.
Two blasts, which occurred at 7 a.m. in Jisr Diyala, were targeting government employees, construction workers and vendors preparing to travel into the capital, according to the officials.
Women and children were among the eight killed and 24 wounded, the officials said.
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