Three killed, 17 wounded in seven bombings near Iraq churches

1/29/2006 10:28:27 PM

BAGHDAD (AFP) - Six co-ordinated car bombs and a roadside bomb went off near churches across the Iraqi capital and in Kirkuk, killing three people and wounding 17, police and interior ministry officials said.

Four car bombs went off near four churches in Baghdad's Karada area, while two bombs went off near two churches in the northern city of Kirkuk Sunday.

Three people died and 11 were wounded in the Kirkuk car bombs, police said.

Six more people were wounded in the Baghdad car bomb blasts, while a roadside bomb also went off close to a church in central Baghdad, but there were no casualties.