Baghdad: Bomb explosions have reportedly killed seven people and wounded over 60 in Iraqi cities. Explosions in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and the western city of Ramadi have reportedly killed three people and wounded more than 30 others.Two bomb blasts near shops in the commercial district of Karrada in central Baghdad wounded four civilians on Thursday, while two other bomb attacks in the south of the capital left three soldiers and three civilians injured.
Meanwhile, two roadside bombs have exploded near a mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Ramadi, some 115 km west of Baghdad, killing at least four and wounding another 24.
A local police source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the bombs went off as worshippers were leaving the Harun al-Rashid Mosque in central Ramadi after evening prayers on Thursday.
Over one million Iraqis have suffered violent deaths as a result of the 2003-presdent US-led invasion and occupation of the country, according to a study conducted by the prestigious British polling group, Opinion Research Business (ORB).
Bombings and other forms of violence have become a near daily occurrence in Iraq in recent months as the US government has made no secret of its strong desire to extend its military presence in the war-torn country beyond the December 2011 withdrawal deadline.