BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials say two car bombs have killed three people and wounded at least seven in a town south of Baghdad.
Police officials say the first bombing took place in a residential area of the predominantly Shia town of Mohmoudiya early Thursday, killing two people and wounding four.
Another car bomb exploded seconds later at a parking lot near the town's electricity directorate, killing one person and wounding three.
Mahmoudiya is about 30 kilometers south of the Iraqi capital.
Health officials at the town's general hospital confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorised to talk to the media.
Violence has ebbed in Iraq, but insurgent attacks are still frequent.