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Suicide bombers cause further bloodshed in Iraq

Suicide bombers cause further bloodshed in Iraq
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Iraq woke up to violence again this morning – at least 13 people have been killed in a car bomb attack in a market in Baghdad. Shortly afterwards, another car bomb explosion in the capital injured at least 10 people. The blasts come a day after the country was hit by a series of suicide bombings which left more than 80 people dead. Dozens of civilians were killed on Friday when suicide bombers blew themselves up inside two mosques in the eastern city of Khanaqin.

In a separate attack, two lorries exploded in central Baghdad. They were targeting the Hamza hotel in the fortified Green Zone, which is popular with foreigners. The attackers failed to reach their target but a nearby apartment building was destroyed, killing six people including two children. The attacks come as Iraqi politicians meet in Cairo for reconciliation talks aimed at easing bloodshed in their country.