Explosion in Baghdad kills three
A bomb in a bus killed three people and wounded 14 in Baghdad, hospital and police sources said today, the latest attack to raise fears of a return to sectarian violence in Iraq.
The explosion occurred in Sadr City, a Shia district in northeastern Baghdad, the sources said.
International mediator Kofi Annan is in a separate, heavily fortified part of the capital for talks with Iraqi Prime
Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Syria.
Although violence in Iraq has eased since its peak in 2006-2007, last month at least 237 people were killed and 603
wounded in attacks, making it one of the bloodiest months since US troops withdrew at the end of last year.
Sunni insurgents often attack Shia targets to try to reignite sectarian violence that has killed tens of thousands.