Two explosions killed 18 people and wounded 50 in Baghdad today as Gordon Brown was in town on a visit.
The first blast was from a car bomb. Moments later a nearby roadside bomb went off targeting people rushing to the scene in the Nahdha neighbourhood, near a traffic police station and a hospital.
Police and traffic police were among the casualties.
The US military said a roadside bomb exploded near an American patrol hours earlier in the same area but there were no deaths or injuries.
Violent attacks have dropped sharply in Iraq, where the US-led invasion in 2003 unleashed years of sectarian bloodshed and insurgent violence, but car bombs, assassinations and other attacks still occur routinely.Reuse content