Car bomb kills 30, injures 17 in Iraq


Baghdad: Twin car bomb explosions killed at least 17 people in the busy Karrada neighborhood of the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Saturday, police said, adding that the bombs detonated at a time that restaurants and coffee shops in the area were full.

In another incident, five women and two children traveling in a minibus were killed when a roadside bomb went off in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala.

Meanwhile, three Iraqi troops and three volunteer forces were killed and nine others were injured when a man rammed his explosives-laden car into a military base in the town of Garma in the western province of Anbar.