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Suicide Bombings Target Shiite Areas of Baghdad

Bombings in Sadr City and other Shiite neighborhoods killed a total of 88 Wednesday

Security forces and citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, photo: AP/Khalid Mohammed
1 year ago

BAGHDAD — Iraqi police and hospital officials say two additional bombings in Baghdad have left more than 25 dead and 56 wounded Wednesday, bringing the day’s total death toll to 88.

A suicide car bomb targeting a police station in Baghdad’s northwest Kadhimiyah neighborhood killed 18, of whom five were policemen. The attack also wounded 34.

In Northern Baghdad a suicide car bomb in the neighborhood of Jamiya killed seven and wounded 22. Earlier Wednesday a car bombing of an outdoor market in Sadr City killed at least 63 people.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to brief the press.

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