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Car bombings rock Baghdad

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Car bombings rock Baghdad


Car bombs in Baghdad are reported to have killed over twenty people. The first went off at flea market in the Iraqi capital. The other exploded in a busy commercial street, causing most of the casualties. It is estimated around 40 people have been injured.

The attacks mark a continuation of one of the worst weeks of bloodletting since the end of the US-led war. It is thought about 400 people have died in sectarian violence since the bombing of a Shi’ite shrine seven days ago. On Tuesday blasts claimed some 60 lives in Baghdad. Meanwhile the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and seven aides have appeared in court for a second consecutive day of hearings.
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