A parked car bomb went off Monday at a small popular market near Baghdad University's technology department, killing three civilians and wounding 11, police said.
The bomb exploded at 12:30 a.m. in Sinaa Street, in downtown Baghdad. The wounded included four women and three children. The casualties were taken to a nearby hospital.
Police also said at least six other cars parked in the area were damaged as well by the blast.
Half an hour earlier, another parked car bomb went off near a police checkpoint in the predominantly Shi'ite neighborhood of Kamaliyah in eastern Baghdad, wounding six civilians and damaging at least three cars, police said.