Iraq officials: Baghdad bomb blasts kill 4

April 21, 2012 - 2:56 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say two blasts have killed four people in northwestern Baghdad, two days after a series of attacks claimed the lives of 30 in the capital and across the country.

Police officials said Saturday that the first bomb exploded inside a minibus in the Shiite neighborhood of Ishkouk. Seconds later, a roadside bomb exploded a few meters away, hitting another civilian car.

A medic at the nearby al-Nour hospital said that four people including a woman were killed and 13 others were wounded in the two blasts.

The officials spoke anonymously as they were not allowed to speak to the media.

Violence has ebbed nationwide in recent years, but militants still launch deadly attacks around the country.