Iraqi police say at least 19 people died and dozens were wounded in a
series of apparently coordinated bomb blasts in the western city of
Police and witnesses say a car bomb exploded in a parking lot near a
provincial government building Sunday, and a second car bomb detonated
when police and rescue workers arrived at the scene.
Soon after, a bomb exploded at Ramadi's main hospital, where victims of
the earlier attacks had been rushed for medical treatment.
Officials say at least 80 people were wounded in the series of blasts.
It was the third set of deadly bombings in less than a week in Anbar province.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for Sunday's violence.
Al-Qaida often uses secondary bombings as a tactic to kill rescuers and
security forces who respond to the primary attack.
Iraq's Anbar province once was an insurgent stronghold. But violence
there greatly decreased after local Sunni tribes sided with the U.S.
military in 2006 to fight against al-Qaida.