Four explosions, including two car bombs and a suicide bomber, rocked the capital Tuesday morning, killing at least 15 people and injuring dozens, police said.
A car bomb detonated near a small market and Shiite mosque in the southeastern Karada neighborhood, killing four people and injuring 16, said Interior Ministry official Maj. Falah al-Mohammedawi.
Another car bomb targeting a police patrol in the eastern New Baghdad neighborhood killed eight people and injured 10 _ all civilians, said police Col. Ahmed Aboud. A man wearing an explosives belt blew himself up at a gas station in the same neighborhood, killing three people and wounding four, said police Capt. Haidir Ibrahim.
A fourth blast took place near the downtown national theater, Mohammedawi said. Initial police reports indicated a mortar blast, reports the AP.
Two ballistic missiles attacked the US Navy destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) from the territory of Yemen. The destroyer came to the aid of the hijacked Central Park tanker of Zodiac Maritime