Special report: Tension escalates in Iraq
BAGHDAD, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Three people were killed and 19 others wounded, including five Iraqi security forces, by two roadside bombs explosions across Baghdad on Friday morning, an Interior Ministry source said.
Three civilians were killed and 15 people, including three policemen, injured when a roadside bomb detonated near a police checkpoint in the Doura district in southern Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
In a separate incident, another roadside bomb went off near an Iraqi army dismounted patrol near the al-Zarzoor restaurant in Baghdad western district of Mansour, wounding two soldiers and two civilians, the source said.
The blast also caused damages to several nearby shops and civilian cars, he said.
In both incidents, Iraqi security forces cordoned off the areas to secure the scenes while ambulances evacuated the casualties to nearby hospitals, he added.
Violence still haunts Iraq though the U.S. military said earlier that the level of violence was at a four-year low. Militant groups still seem to be capable of stepping up large scale attacks.