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29 killed in car bomb attacks in Baghdad

29 killed in car bomb attacks in Baghdad

Baghdad: A series of car bomb explosions across the Iraqi capital Baghdad Sunday left at least 29 people killed and 88 wounded, police said.

The attacks started at about 9.00 a.m. when a car bomb went off at a popular market in Sabie al-Bour district, in the northern part of Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 12 others, reported Xinhua.

Later on, another car bomb detonated at a marketplace and a nearby parking lot in al-Huriyah district in northeastern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding 10 others.

Meanwhile, a car bomb exploded at a marketplace in Mashtal district in eastern Baghdad, leaving four people killed and seven wounded.

A fourth car bomb struck a popular market at Shaab district in the northeastern part of the capital, killing four people and wounding 17, a police source added.

A car bomb hit Abu Dsheer district in southern Baghdad, killing at least six people and wounding 14 others.

Another car bomb went off at a thoroughfare in Baghdad southern district of Baiyaa, killing five people and wounding 11.

Two more car bombs detonated in a quick succession at a crowded market in the southeastern suburb of Nahrawan, killing at least five people and wounding 17.

The toll could rise as ambulances and civilian cars evacuated the victims to different hospitals and medical centers in the city, he said.

Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years which raises fears that the country is sliding back to the civil conflict that peaked in 2006 and 2007 when monthly death toll at times exceeded 3,000.

The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq has said that almost 6,000 civilians were killed and over 14,000 others injured in Iraq from January to September this year.


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