BAGHDAD, March 10 (Xinhua) -- A total of 16 people were wounded when five roadside bomb explosions ripped through Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Thursday morning, an Interior Ministry source said.
Five people were wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Baghdad's central district of Shiekh Omer, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
In a separate incident, a roadside bomb detonated near a police patrol on a highway that passed through Doura district in southern Baghdad, wounding four policemen, the source said.
Another roadside bomb explosion hit a police patrol in Baghdad's western district of al-Ghazaliyah, wounding three policemen, the source added.
In southeastern Baghdad, a policeman and two civilians were wounded when a roadside bomb struck a police patrol in al- Zaafaraniyah district, he said.
A fifth roadside bomb went off at a liquor store in Baghdad's central district of Karrada, wounding a civilian and badly damaging the store, he added.
Violence and sporadic high-profile bomb attacks continue in the Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease of violence over the past few years.
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