BAGHDAD, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- A series of bomb attacks struck the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Wednesday morning, killing 32 people and wounding some 152, police said.
The attacks occurred during the morning rush hours when 12 car bombs went off in Baghdad, while a suicide bomber struck a restaurant in the nearby town of Mahmoudiyah, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
One of the car bombings ripped through Sadr City neighborhood in eastern Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 17, the source said.
Another car bomb went off at al-Doulai district in the northwestern part of Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 20 others, he said.
A car bombing in New Baghdad district in eastern the capital, leaving five people dead and 15 others injured, he added.
In Saidiyah district in southern Baghdad, a car bomb explosion killed two and wounded 14, the source added.
Another car bomb hit Jesr Diyala district in southeastern Baghdad and killed six people and injured 21, the source said.
In Baiyaa district in southern the capital, one was killed and 12 were wounded in car bombing, while in Shula district in northwestern the capital, another car bomb attack killed two people and wounded 11, the source said.
Earlier, the source said that a suicide bomber blew up his explosive-laden car at a police checkpoint in Hurriyah district in the northwestern part of Baghdad, killing at least three people and wounding eight.
Another suicide bomber set off his explosive vest at a restaurant in the town of Mahmoudiyah, some 30 km south of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding nine, he said.
Two more car bombs struck a crowded intersection in Baghdad's northeastern district of Shaab, killing three people and wounding 15, the source added.
Another car bomb went off at a wholesale market in Jamiela area in eastern Baghdad, killing at least one and wounding ten, he said.
Meanwhile, police explosive experts defused a car bomb at Shula district in northwestern Baghdad without causing human casualties, he added.
The toll of Wednesday attacks could rise as ambulances and civilian cars evacuated the victims to different hospitals and medical centers in the city, the source said.
Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years, which raises fears that the country is sliding back to a full-blown civil conflict that peaked in 2006 and 2007, when the monthly death toll sometimes exceeded 3,000.
The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq recently reported that over 1,000 Iraqis were killed and more than 2,300 wounded in acts of terrorism and violence in July, the deadliest month in more than five years.