Officials in Iraq say car bomb attacks kill at least 8 people in country's capital, Baghdad

Officials in Iraq say a series of car bomb attacks targeting commercial areas and a restaurant have killed at least eight people in the country's capital, Baghdad.

Police officials say a car bomb went off Saturday night in a commercial street in al-Ameen district in southeastern Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 13. Minutes later, police say another car bomb explosion near a falafel restaurant killed three people and wounded six in the capital's Qahira neighborhood.

They say a third car bomb exploded in a commercial street in western Baghdad, killing one person and wounding seven.

Health officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information to reporters.