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Published On: Thu, Sep 26th, 2013

Iraq: Over 20 dead as 3 bomb blasts hit Baghdad

Bombs ripped through outdoor markets in and near Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 21 people and wounding dozens, the latest in a deadly wave that has hit Iraq in recent months, officials said.

A photo of a previous car bombing and the crater left behind in Baghdad. Photo/Jim Gordon via wikimedia commons

A photo of a previous car bombing and the crater left behind in Baghdad. Photo/Jim Gordon via wikimedia commons

Three bombs went off simultaneously in the Shiite village of Sabaa al-Bour, about 20 miles north of the Iraqi capital.

Three women and two children were among those killed in the village market, according to police and hospital officials.

The attack came shortly after a bomb blast hit the al-Athorien market in Baghdad’s southern neighbourhood of Dora.

Police said that seven people, including two women, were killed there and 17 people were wounded.

More than 4,000 people have been killed in violence during the past few months.

All officials giving the casualty tolls for Thursday’s attacks spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to talk to the media.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks but they bear the hallmarks of al-Qaida’s local branch in Iraq, known as the Islamic State of Iraq.

Al-Qaida is believed to be trying to build on the Sunni minority’s discontent toward what they consider to be second-class treatment by Iraq’s Shiite-led government.

 

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