18 killed in bomb attacks across Iraq

Members of the Iraqi security force pose as they guard the site of a suicide attack at Imam al-Kadhim University. Credit: Reuters\Ahmed Saad

A succession of attacks, including an organised assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, has killed at least 18 people and wounded 50 across Iraq.

Today's deadliest attack took place outside the southern city of Samawah, where two car bombs exploded simultaneously in a commercial area, killing seven civilians and wounding 17, police said. The Shiite city is located 230 miles south east of Baghdad.

A dramatic attack on a college in Baghdad killed four policemen and wounded another 18 people.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the bombings.