BAGHDAD, July 2 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed and17 others injured in a car bomb and a roadside bomb explosions near and in the Iraqi capital on Thursday, a well-informed police source said.
A booby-trapped car parking at a marketplace in the town of Yousifiyah, some 20 km south of Baghdad, was detonated in the afternoon, killing two people and wounding 15 others, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The blast also damaged several nearby shops, stalls and civilian cars, the source said.
Meanwhile, two more people were wounded when a roadside bomb went off near the Sarrafiyah Bridge that cross the Tigris River in central Baghdad, the source added.
Earlier in the day, an Iraqi police source said that first Iraqi soldier after the U.S. troops' withdrawal from Iraqi cities and towns was killed and 10 people were wounded, including two soldiers, when a roadside bomb explosion hit an Iraqi Army vehicle near the Abu Nawas corniche in the morning.