Central Baghdad has been hit by a wave of bombings near the city’s heavily fortified “Green Zone.”
A car bomb went off in Khilani Square in the Iraqi capital’s commercial centre killing four people and wounding eight.
Then, a suicide bomber walked into a nearby falafel restaurant and set off his explosives belt. Five people were killed there and 12 wounded.
The restaurant is popular with officials and visitors waiting for security escorts to take them inside the Green Zone.
Wednesday’s deadliest blasts took place outside the Foreign Ministry, where two car bombs went off simultaneously. The twin explosions killed at least seven and wounded 15.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombings.