A series of bombings targeting commercial streets and security forces in Baghdad and its surroundings killed 15 people on Tuesday, officials said.

Police officials said a car bomb also went off near shops in the Shiite holy city of Karbala in the afternoon, killing three people and wounding 16. Karbala is 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Baghdad.

Also, police said a car bomb killed one person in the town of Hafriyah, just south of Baghdad. Minutes later, another car bomb exploded near a bus stop in the same town, killing two people and wounding five. […]