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Sunday 20 April 2014

Baghdad rocked by deadly blasts

Civilians clear the aftermath of an earlier car bomb attack in the crowded commercial area of Karrada, Baghdad (AP)

More than 20 people have been killed in bombings around the capital, Baghdad.

Officials say the deadliest blast happened at a secondhand motorcycle market in Baghdad's sprawling eastern Sadr City district. The bomb appears to have been placed on a motorcycle at the market.

Officials say the blast killed 12 people and wounded at least 25.

Also in Sadr City, officials say a bomb attached to a minibus exploded, killing five civilians and wounding 14. Meanwhile, officials say another bomb on a minibus killed four and wounded 11 in the northern Shaab district.

A police officer and two medical officials confirmed casualty figures from the attacks.

Press Association

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