BAGHDAD, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- At least four deadly car bombs ripped through central Iraq on Friday, killing at least 26 people and wounding scores more, police sources said.
Ten people were killed and 40 others wounded when two car bombs exploded in Shomali area southeast of Hilla city, 100 km south of Baghdad, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
In a separate incident, twin car bombings rattled a pet market in Baghdad's Shiite neighborhood of Kadhimiya, killing 16 people and wounding 45 others, according to another police source. Earlier the source put the death toll at 11.
The police have cordoned off the area and sent the injured to nearby hospitals, said the police source.
No one has so far claimed responsibility for the incident. Analysts said Sunni insurgents could possibly be behind the scene.