2 attacks in Iraqi capital kill 8 people, wound 23

Iraqi officials say attacks in Baghdad have killed eight people and wounded 23.

A police official says at least three rockets landed in eastern Baghdad Friday morning, killing five people and wounding 15. The attack hit as pilgrims descended on the Kadhimiya shrine in Baghdad to commemorate the martyrdom of the ninth Shiite Imam, but the attack did not injure pilgrims or hit near the shrine.

Police and hospital officials say a separate roadside bombing in a commercial area in western Baghdad killed three civilians and wounded eight.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to brief the press.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks. The Islamic State group often claims responsibility for large-scale attacks targeting Shiite civilians in the Iraqi capital.