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Five killed, 30 wounded in Baghdad bomb strike

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in central Baghdad on Monday and a suicide bomber blew himself up in the crowd as people rushed to help the wounded, killing at least five people and wounding 30 in the double strike, police said.

The double bombing took place in the Kasra neighbourhood on the east bank of the Tigris River. Police said the death toll could rise.

Violence in Iraq has decreased dramatically over the past year and militants no longer control whole swathes of its towns and villages. But they remain able to carry out daily bomb attacks on civilian and military targets.

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