At least 13 people were killed in two bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday, a police source said.
Thirteen people were killed and 45 others injured when two car bombs exploded in Bayaa area, southeastern Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity, adding that the huge blast also destroyed several nearby buildings and civilian cars.
Iraq is witnessing some of its worst violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, terrorism and violence has killed 5,576 civilians in Iraq in the first half of this year, with 11,666 more wounded. BAGHDAD, Sept. 1 (Xinhua)