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Dozens dead in Iraq car bombings

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 00:53

May 16 - Baghdad residents assess the damages left by a spate of bomb blasts across the city. Lindsey Parietti reports.

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Baghdad residents clean up what remains of their homes and businesses. Three people are dead after a car bomb hit a popular market area and a bus station in the al-Mashtal district of the Iraqi capital. Attacks on Shi'ite neighbourhoods in Baghdad and northern Iraq killed more than 35 people and wounded dozens more Wednesday. In Baghdad's Sadr City a car bomb went off near a bus station, killing six people and wounding 19 others, while a second car bomb went off near a falafel kiosk. Another blast went off metres away from a restaurant in eastern Baghdad, wounding four. Although violence is below the height of sectarian slaughter in 2006-7, when tens of thousands were killed, Sunni Islamist insurgents continue to carry out almost daily attacks to undermine the Shi'ite-led government.

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Dozens dead in Iraq car bombings

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 00:53