A double bombing outside a Baghdad university has killed at least 70 people and injured 170, according to police. Twenty-five more died elsewhere in Baghdad from bombings and shootings on one of the most violent days in Iraq since the war began.
The BBC’s Mike Wooldridge in Baghdad says the bombers apparently attacked at the front and rear entrances of the university building, catching many of the students as they emerged.
A car bomb exploded, followed by a suicide bomber who blew himself up among people fleeing the first blast in the predominantly Shia area, police said.
Pictures from the campus showed a scene of devastation, with wrecked and blackened vehicles scattered across a wide area.