A wave of bombings struck a restaurant, a police patrol and several other targets in Baghdad on Thursday, killing 12 people in the bloodiest day in Iraq's capital in over a month.
Eight people were killed when a parked car exploded outside a crowded restaurant in the Shi'ite neighbourhood of Shula.
Another parked car blew up near the home of Jamal-Din Mohammed, an adviser to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, killing a civilian.
Earlier in the day explosions hit two adjacent homes of Baghdad policemen in the predominantly Sunni neighbourhood of Amariyah, killing two, including one of the policemen.
A fifth attack targeted a police patrol in Baghdad, killing an officer.
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