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Officials say bombings in Iraq's capital kill 5

Officials say bombings at market, commercial area of Iraq's capital, Baghdad, kill 5 people

Officials say bombings in Iraq's capital kill 5

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Authorities in Iraq say two bombings at a market and on a commercial street have killed five people in the capital, Baghdad.

Police officials said a bomb exploded Sunday at an outdoor market in Baghdad's eastern suburb of Maamil, killing three shoppers and wounding seven.

In western Baghdad, police said a bomb blast in a commercial street killed two people and wounded seven.

Medical officials confirmed the causality figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to journalists.

Violence has surged in Iraq since last year, with the country weathering its deadliest bout of violence since the dark days of 2007 and 2008. United Nations figures showed that violence last year in Iraq killed 8,868 people.

Updated : 2021-06-17 04:27 GMT+08:00