9 Dec 2009

Govt buildings targetted by bombers in Baghdad

8:22 am on 9 December 2009

Government sites have been targetted in Baghdad in a series of suicide bombings that have killed almost 130 people.

Another 450 were wounded in the attacks in the Iraqi capital.

The BBC reports the first blast on Tuesday targeted a police patrol in the Dora district of the city. Four others occurred near official buildings within minutes.

Most were detonated by suicide bombers at buildings which should have been under tight security following previous devastating attacks.

It's the third coordinated massacre in the city since August. At least eight people - mostly children - died in a school bombing in Baghdad on Monday.

In October, co-ordinated bombs attacks in Baghdad in October killed at least 155 people and wounded hundreds more.

The Iraqi parliament is holding an emergency session to discuss the bombing. A national election is scheduled for 6 March.