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Iraqi police: Bombs kill 10 in and around Baghdad

Iraqi police: Bombs kill 10 in and around Baghdad

A series of blasts in central Iraq apparently targeting street vendors and day laborers killed 10 people on Saturday, police officials said.
The first two bombs were planted in the early morning in a spot where day laborers gather in the mostly Sunni village of al-Zaidan, near the town of Abu Ghraib west of Baghdad. They killed seven people and wounded 11 others, the officials said.
Hours later, three bombs exploded near the kiosks of vendors selling CDs and military uniforms in central Baghdad, killing three people and wounding eight others.
Health officials at Abu Ghraib's general hospital and at Ibin al-Nafis hospital in Baghdad confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they w not authorized to release the information.
Violence has ebbed across Iraq, but deadly bombings and shootings still occur almost daily as U.S. troops prepare to leave by the end of the year.
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Associated Press writers Qassim Abdul-Zahra contributed to this report.


Updated : 2021-10-22 05:25 GMT+08:00