Bombs kill 8 near Baghdad
Insurgents in Iraq set off two coordinated roadside bombs yesterday on the southern outskirts of Baghdad, killing eight people, security officials and medics told AFP.
At least 22 people were also wounded in the explosions at around 7:00 am (0400 GMT) in Jisr Diyala, a suburb on the southern outskirts of the capital, a security official said.
"The first bomb went off beside a crowd of daily labourers who had gathered to seek jobs, and the second one exploded a few minutes later when police arrived to investigate the earlier blast," the official said.
Medics at three hospitals in southern Baghdad confirmed receiving the bodies and admitting the wounded.