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Iraq: Deadly bombings in Baghdad

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Iraq: Deadly bombings in Baghdad


Residents of Baghdad clear up the aftermath of a deadly bombing in Baladyat district. It is just one of several attacks on the Iraqi capital.

At least 33 people were killed and more than 100 were injured by a series of car bombs planted across the city, though the death toll is yet to be confirmed.

Police sources report that one explosion in the Allawi district occurred just 200 metres away from the ‘Green Zone’, the diplomatic complex which is also home to the Iraqi foreign ministry.

It comes just one day after 17 died in attacks in the north of the capital, and continues the wave of violence involving Sunni Islamist militants mainly targeting Shia muslim districts, though Sunni areas have also been affected.

Car bombs have become an almost daily occurrence, reaching a peak during the holy month of Ramadan where more than 1,000 were killed. Now more than 4,000 have been killed in similar attacks since the beginning of this year.

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