Two bombs have exploded in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 12 people and injuring 25, Al Jazeera has learnt.

The first bomb detonated in central Baghdad’s Bab al-Sharji area near al-Nassir Square around 7.30pm Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and injuring another 18.

An Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Baghdad said separate police sources said the explosion was caused by a car bomb and a suicide bomber with a vest.

The attack appeared to target Shia visitors on their annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Imam Kadhim.

In a second attack in Palestine Street in Baghdad’s east, a roadside bomb exploded, killing two people and injuring seven.

Baghdad has been rocked by several car bombs targeting Shia pilgrims in recent weeks.


Culled from Punch