Iraqis inspect the aftermath of a late-night car bombing Monday near a cafe in al-Amin Shiite neighborhood in eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Violence shook more than a dozen Iraqi cities Monday, killing more than 100 people in coordinated bombings and shootings and wounding twice as many in the country's deadliest day in more than two years. (AP Photo)
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two bombs killed nine people in Iraq late on Monday, police and hospital sources said, taking to 116 the death toll in a string of coordinated bomb and gun attacks against mostly Shi'ite Muslim targets.Ramadan death count moves up to 698.
A car bomb exploded near a cafe in the Shi'ite Ameen district in southeastern Baghdad, killing six men and wounding 24 others as they sat smoking shisha water pipes and drinking tea.
Three other people died when a roadside bomb went off near their mini-bus about 20 km (12 miles) west of Baquba, a city northeast of Baghdad. Seven others were wounded in the blast, police said.
The attacks took to at least 299 the number of people wounded in the bloodiest day of violence to hit Iraq this year.