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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Iraq bombings target football fans

Published 27/06/2013|21:37

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Iraqi police are investigating after fatal bombings in and around Baghdad

A series of bombings targeting soccer fans has struck cafes in and around Baghdad, killing 16 and wounding dozens.

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The attacks struck in quick succession while the cafes were filled with customers watching a football match.

Iraqi police say five people were killed in Baghdad's largely Sunni neighbourhood of Azamiyah, and another three were killed in Shiite-dominated Umm al-Maalif, in the south-western suburbs of the capital.

Another blast struck the Shiite town of Jbala, about 35 kilometres south of Baghdad, killing eight.

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