BAGHDAD — A new wave of bombings in Iraq killed at least 14 civilians and wounded dozens Tuesday, as insurgents try to exploit the country's political instability and undermine government efforts to maintain security.
The deadliest occurred near the eastern city of Baqouba when three car bombs targeted outdoor markets, killing at least 10 civilians and wounding 34, a police officer said. Baqouba, a former al-Qaida stronghold, is 35 miles northeast of Baghdad.
Another police officer said a bomb hidden inside a coffee shop in the town of Latifiyah killed four and wounded 14. The town is located about 20 miles south of Baghdad.
Three medical officials confirmed the figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.