Wave of car bombings kills 14 in Baghdad

Fourteen people were killed and more than 75 injured in car bombings across Baghdad yesterday, as violence surged in Iraq a month after the last US soldiers left the country. The first attack targeted a gathering of day labourers in Sadr City. Police said eight were killed and 21 wounded.

Minutes later, a car blew up near a pastry shop in the same district, killing three people and injuring 26.

Later in the morning, two more cars laden with explosives detonated, killing three people and wounding 29.