Baghdad: At least 19 people were killed and 72 injured in Iraq after three car bomb explosions occurred near different Shiite religious sites in the capital city of Baghdad Tuesday, said police.
Eight people were killed and 21 wounded after a car bomb exploded near a Shiite mosque in the al−Shu'ala district in Baghdad, reported Xinhua citing a policeman.
In another similar attack, at least six were killed and 32 injured near another Shiite mosque in Qureat area of Baghdad, said a source requesting anonymity.
In a similar third attack five people died and 19 were wounded near a mosque in Baghdad's Hurriya district, the source added.
Tuesday's triple attacks took place amid the Shiite Ashura holidays and as Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani arrived in Iraq for talks with Iraqi leaders on issues including the Syrian crisis.