Iraq: 2 bombs target Shi'ite districts, killing one

Two bombs struck Shi'ite targets in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing a total of two people and wounding nine, police said. The first blast occurred when a parked car bomb struck about 9 a.m. near the Finance Ministry, which is run by Bayan Jabr, a Shi'ite and former interior minister. One civilian was killed and four other people were wounded, including a ministry guard, police said. A bomb planted under a car exploded about 45 minutes later in the predominantly Shi'ite commercial district of Karradah in downtown Baghdad, killing a woman and wounding five, police said. Elsewhere in Baghdad, a roadside bomb targeting a police patrol struck the predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Azamiyah, wounding a child, police said. Police also said six people waiting to collect welfare benefits were wounded when a bomb left in a sack exploded at a social welfare department in eastern Baghdad.