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String of explosions in Baghdad kill 15, injure more than 30

Published 15/06/2014 | 20:47

Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), gather as they wait in Baghdad June 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), gather as they wait in Baghdad June 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
A boy, who fled from the violence in Mosul, stands near tents in a camp for internally displaced people on the outskirts of Arbil in Iraq's Kurdistan region June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Jacob Russell
Members of the Kurdish security forces stand guard as people, who fled from the violence in Mosul, arrive in their vehicles at a camp for internally displaced people on the outskirts of Arbil in Iraq's Kurdistan region June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Jacob Russell
An Iraqi security forces member with his weapon takes position as people, who fled from the violence in Mosul, arrive in their vehicles at a camp for internally displaced people on the outskirts of Arbil in Iraq's Kurdistan region June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Jacob Russell
A view of signs and road of Sulaiman Pek, north of Baghdad June 13, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sit as they wait together in Baghdad June 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), pose for a photo in Baghdad June 15, 2014. TREUTERS/Ahmed Saad
The wreckage of a destroyed Iraqi security forces vehicle lies on a road of Sulaiman Pek, north of Baghdad June 13, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
A woman volunteer, who joined the Iraqi army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), flashes a 'V' sign in Baghdad June 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), chant slogans in Baghdad June 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), pray in Baghdad June 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
Members of the Kurdish security forces take position during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on the outskirts of Diyala June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Yahya Ahmad
A Kurdish security forces convoy travels during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on the outskirts of Diyala June 14, 2014. REUTERS/ Yahya Ahmad
Shiite tribal fighters raise their weapons and chant slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/ Nabil Al-Jurani)

A string of explosions in Baghdad has killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 30.

In the city centre, a car bomb killed 10 and wounded 21.

After nightfall, another explosion hit the area, killing two and wounding five.

The third went off near a falafel shop in the city's sprawling Sadr City district, killing three and wounding seven.

Baghdad has seen an escalation in suicide and car bombings in recent months, mostly targeting Shiite neighbourhoods or security forces.

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