Twin car bomb blasts in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Sunday killed 26 people and wounded 53, many of them women or traffic police, the interior ministry said. The bombs exploded within minutes of each other at around 11:30 am in the Al-Yarmuk neighbourhood of west Baghdad, a security official said. The vehicles were parked close to government offices where identity cards and passports are issued, and large queues of people had formed to seek renewals. Traffic police offices and a branch of the Iraqi Commercial Bank also lie nearby in the same square which was thronged with people on the first day of the working week.