At least 18 people were killed and 43 others injured Wednesday in bombings and a shooting attack in this capital, a source in the Iraqi Interior Ministry told Efe.

The deadliest incident was in al Yawadin, a neighborhood in northwest Baghdad where the explosion of two car bombs in close succession left seven people dead and 15 wounded.

Five people died when a car packed with explosives was detonated at a market in al Yadida, while a car bombing in al Talibiya killed four and caused extensive damage to shops and other businesses.

Two people were fatally shot in the largely Christian quarter of Camp Sarah, the source said.

Outside the capital, 19 people - including 17 armed militants - were killed in the conflictive western province of Anbar.

The province's two largest cities, Ramadi and Fallujah, have witnessed clashes between Iraqi security forces and insurgents led by the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, which is also a protagonist in the civil war in neighboring Syria.

Tribal militias in the majority Sunni province are divided. Some support Iraq's Shiite-headed government, while others have lined up with the insurgents.

The fighting has left scores of dead and wounded and prompted some 140,000 people to flee.

Iraq is experiencing a resurgence of sectarian and political violence that claimed the lives of 8,868 people in 2013, according to estimates from the United Nations.

The vast majority of the dead were civilians. EFE