| GEO World|
| Eight killed in Iraq violence|
| Updated at: 0612 PST, Thursday, May 20, 2010|
BAGHDAD: Eight people were killed and 10 wounded on Wednesday in explosions and shootings near Baghdad and in northern Iraq.
In the deadliest attack, six people were killed and 10 others wounded when two bombs detonated in a popular cluster of restaurants in the town of Iskandiriyah, 50 kilometres south of the capital.
The two magnetic sticky bombs were fixed to cars parked in front of the restaurants and blew up about 8:30pm (local time), causing widespread damage as well as the casualties, a police officer said on condition of anonymity.
In Mosul two Iraqi soldiers were gunned down in separate shootings at military checkpoints in the restive northern city, 350 kilometres from the capital, police said.