Bomb blast kills 3, injures 11 in Baghdad

An Iraqi policeman, on the ground at left, was wounded by a terrorist attack in central Baghdad.

At least three people have been killed and 11 others wounded in a bomb explosion near a soccer stadium in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

The attack was carried out late on Saturday, when a car bomb went off in al-Jamea neighborhood of the Iraqi capital.

Over 40 other people were killed in bombings and shootings across the country on Saturday.

Iraq has been experiencing a surge in terrorist attacks in recent months.

According to a recent UN report, more than 2,500 Iraqis have died in violent attacks since April.

Iraqi officials say the violence is part of a foreign-backed plot to provoke sectarian strife in the country.

By Press TV


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