Baghdad: At least 17 dead in 3 car bombings

Three car bombs rocked northern Baghdad neighborhoods Sunday morning within a span half an hour while another struck a Shi'ite holy city, leaving at least 17 dead and 44 wounded, police and provincial officials said. The explosions in Baghdad came as a car bomb went off in the Karbala, home to one of the two holiest Shi'ite shrines, leaving 5 dead and 18 wounded near the province's government building, said Hassanein al-Zubeidi, the governor's aide said. The attack occurred at around 9:30 a.m., as workers were returning to their offices after the weekend, said al-Zubeidi.