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Deadly bombings hit Baghdad

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Deadly bombings hit Baghdad


A car bomb exploded in Sadr, a Shiite neighbourhood of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least five people.

More than a dozen people were wounded by the blast, which struck a bus and a taxi rank.

Abu Ali, whose house was hit, said: “I wasn’t at home, but I heard an explosion, so I came back here and was told that my children were in hospital. You can see the destruction.”

The May 16 bombing in Sadr followed a wave of attacks on May 15 that killed more than 30 people.

No-one has claimed responsibility for the blasts.

The violence comes amid growing tensions between Iraq’s Shiite-led government and the country’s Sunni minority.

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