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Friday 18 April 2014

Nine killed by Baghdad car bombs

Smoke rises after a parked car bomb went off at a commercial center in Khilani Square in central Baghdad yesterday (AP)

A string of car bombings has hit commercial areas in Iraq's capital Baghdad, killing at least nine people.

Police said all of today's bombs were in parked cars.

The deadliest two were in the eastern neighbourhood of Jamila and northern neighbourhood of Kazimiyah.

In each at least three civilians were killed. A total of 22 civilians were wounded in these attacks.

Police added that other explosives-laden cars went off in the central Karrada area, the northern Shaab neighbourhood and the eastern Batol neighbourhood. In total, three civilians were killed and 26 wounded.

Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures.

The bombings came a day after 34 people were killed in multiple explosions, mainly in the heart of Baghdad.

AP

Press Association

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