Two car bombs in Baghdad have killed at least 15 people and injured more than 50, according to AP and Reuters. The bombs went off within minutes of each other in the upscale Karrada neighborhood during rush hour. The neighborhood is predominantly Shiite, according to CNN.
At least five policement were also among the dead.
Police also stopped two suicide bombers from deonanting their vests after they broke into the crimes unit in the Interior Ministry, according to AP.
No one has yet stepped forward to claim responsibility, but BBC reported that it appears to have been Sunni insurgents linked to al-Qaeda.
These bombings bring the death toll in Iraq this month to more than 240 people.