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Friday 18 April 2014

Bomb attacks kill five in Baghdad amid new wave of violence

Shi'ite women mourn during the funeral of a victim, who was killed in bomb attacks outside a cafe in Baghdad's Sadriya district yesterday
Shi'ite women mourn during the funeral of a victim, who was killed in bomb attacks outside a cafe in Baghdad's Sadriya district yesterday

A SERIES of attacks in Baghdad has killed at least five people and wounded 13, officials said.

A bomb went off in a commercial area in the Iraqi capital's southern Dora neighbourhood, killing two civilians and wounding five, police said.

Elsewhere, three mortar rounds landed in a street in the south-western Albu Eitha area, killing two and wounding five, while gunmen killed a civilian and wounded three others when they opened fire on a crowd in the south-eastern Bayaa neighbourhood.

A medical official confirmed the casualties.

Violence in Iraq has been on rise since April when the government launched a crackdown on a Sunni protest camp. More than 5,500 people have been killed since.

At least 17 people died yesterday in earlier attacks in Baghdad.

Press Association

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