Five car bombs killed 26 people in mostly Shiite Muslim neighbourhoods in Baghdad Saturday, police and medics said.

The first explosion, a suicide car bombing, killed seven people at a police checkpoint in the Abu Dsheer district in the south of the capital, the sources said.

Four other car bombs killed a total of 19 people: one in the Bayaa district in southwestern Baghdad, one in the western district of Jihad and two in northern Baghdad’s Kadhimiya, which boasts a major Shiite shrine. […]