BAGHDAD - At least 20 people have been killed after two bombs exploded on busy streets during Baghdad's evening peak hour.
Streets were crowded with people heading home from work when the blasts struck in an upscale Shiite suburb in central Baghdad.
First a car blew up near a restaurant, killing six people. About five minutes later, a second blast near a passport office killed 14 people. More than 240 people were killed in attacks in Iraq in July.
Most of the attacks were undertaken by groups affiliated with Al Qaeda in Iraq.
The violence has raised questions about the capabilities of Iraq's National Army, seven months after US troops pulled out.
The attacks also come as Iraq's Shiite prime minister is fighting off attempts by Sunnis and Kurds to force him from office.