BAGHDAD, July 25 (UPI) -- At least 50 people were killed and scores were injured in car bombings in Baghdad Wednesday, targeted at crowds celebrating an Iraqi soccer team victory.
At least 30 people were killed and 75 were injured in an attack in the Mansour district of western Baghdad, where a crowd was celebrating Iraq's victory over South Korea in the Asian Cup tournament in Malaysia, CNN reported.
A second car bomb killed at least 20 people and left at least 60 others injured in another Baghdad neighborhood, Ghadir.
The 4-3 victory put Iraq in the Asia Cup finals for the first time, CNN said.
Officials said random gunfire across Baghdad led to the deaths of two people and the wounding of 12.
Six Iranian passengers were injured Wednesday when gunmen attacked a bus in Al-Mahdia city in southern Baghdad, police sources told the KUNA news agency.
Attackers opened fire with light weapons as the bus drove through a mock checkpoint the attackers had set up. The injured passengers were taken to a hospital for treatment.
The bus was carrying Iranians from Karbala to Baghdad, KUNA said.
The attack came one day after U.S. and Iranian officials met to decide on a joint U.S.-Iraqi-Iranian security arrangement for Iraq. Negotiators agreed to set up a tripartite committee to focus on prosecution of terrorist groups and insurgents in support of the Baghdad government's efforts to establish security and stability in Iraq, KUNA said.
The committee is also charged with monitoring Iraq-Iran border.