May 9 bombing in Baghdad
May 9 bombing in Baghdad

A series of bombings in Baghdad have killed 12 people and injured 25 in central and eastern Baghdad.

Bombs exploded at about 7.30pm local time near al-Nassir Square, killing 10 and injuring 18, reports Al Jazeera.

Police sources told the news organisation the explosions were caused by a suicide bomber and a car bomb.

It is believed that Shia on pilgrimage to the shrine of Imam Kadhim were targeted.

In a second attack, a roadside bomb exploded in Palestine Street in the east of the city, killing two and injuring seven.

The attacks are the latest in a series targeting Shia pilgrims in the city in recent days, where security has been stepped up.

On May 9, 14 were killed in a series of bombings in and around Baghdad.