Dozens killed in capital attacks
A suicide bombing and mortar fire have killed another 15 people in the Iraqi capital late today, raising the day's death toll from attacks to 30.
Police officials say a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a security checkpoint in Baghdad's northern Shiite district of Khazimiyah late today.
Minutes later, three mortar shells landed in different parts of the district, hitting houses and a bus station. The police said 31 people were wounded in the evening assault.
Earlier attacks in and around the capital killed 15 people.
Medical officials confirmed the casualties.