Published: Oct 10, 2011 7:55 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say a string of explosions targeting security officials has killed at least 10 people in western Baghdad.
    
A police official says the first explosion was caused by a roadside bomb in a Shiite neighborhood Monday evening. Minutes later, a second bomb exploded nearby, targeting a passing police patrol.
    
The official says a third blast then struck as firefighters arrived on the scene of the first blast.
    
He says 19 people were wounded. A hospital official confirmed the casualties.
    
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

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