BAGHDAD — A wave of car bombs hit the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing 33 people and wounding dozens, the latest attacks in a months-long surge in violence.
In the deadliest of the blasts across Baghdad, police said, one car bomb struck near a bus station in the northern Shiite neighborhood of Khazimiyah, killing eight people and wounding 18 there.
Another car bomb exploded near a gathering of daily laborers in the Allawi area near the fortified Green Zone where government offices are located, killing six people and wounding 13. In eastern Baghdad, seven people were killed and 15 others were wounded when a car bomb went off near a traffic police office in Baladiyat neighborhood.
Also, a car bomb hit a row of shops in the Bab al-Muadham area, killing 4 people and wounding 12. In western Baghdad, a sticky bomb attached to a cart selling gas cylinders, killed three people and wounded 8 others.
A car bomb hit near car repairing shops in the city's northeastern suburb of Husseiniyah, killing four people and wounding 15, police said.
And in the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr city, a car bomb exploded near a line of shops, wounding seven people, police said.
In the southeastern suburbs of Baghdad, a car bomb missed a police patrol but killed a civilian passer-by and wounded four others.