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Dozens reported dead in Baghdad blasts

Dozens reported dead in Baghdad blasts
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At least 30 people have been killed in a wave of car bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

An attack in the Karrada neighbourhood left nine dead. Several shops, food stalls and vehicles were damaged in the area.

Saturday’s blasts hit predominantly Shi’ite areas of the city.

Most of the bombings happened in busy commercial areas, where people had gathered to shop and socialise after breaking their daily fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

It is unclear who is behind the latest attacks, which threaten to sink Iraq, once again, into a full-blown sectarian conflict.