Bombing near market kills 3 people in Iraq

Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say twin bombings near a market southeast of Baghdad have killed three people and wounded eight others.

Police officials say the simultaneous attacks Sunday morning took place in Madain as shoppers started to arrive.

Madain is 20 kilometers (14 miles) southeast of Baghdad.

Medics in a nearby hospital confirmed the casualties. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

The blasts followed a string of attacks that killed 40 people in the Iraqi capital. Saturday was the deadliest day in nearly six weeks.

Violence has ebbed in Iraq, but insurgent attacks are still frequent.