Two Bombs in Baghdad Business District Kill 15 People, Wound 35

Two bombs went off within minutes of each other in a Baghdad commercial district Thursday evening, killing 15 people and wounding 35, police and officials at three hospitals said.

At least one of those killed died at the hospital, an official said.

A roadside bomb detonated in the primarily Shiite, middle-class neighborhood of Karradah — followed a couple of minutes later by a bomb in a nearby garbage can.

A police officer said the blasts also damaged seven shops and four parked cars. Like the rest of those who provided information, he spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to release information.

Many of the victims were teens or young adults and four were women, police and hospital officials said.