Bomb blasts kill 18 after political rally in Baghdad

These dramatic photographs capture the explosion seen during a car bomb attack at a Shi'ite political organisation's rally in Baghdad.

A series of explosions killed 18 following a political rally in Baghdad. Credit: REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

The series of explosions killed 18 people, police and medical sources said.

Three bombs exploded as people left the political rally in eastern Baghdad. Credit: REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Three bombs exploded in succession as people were leaving the rally, Reuters reporters at the scene said.