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Iraq: Car bombs kill dozens in Baghdad

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 13 January 2014
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January 13, 2014

An Iraqi soldier stands guard at a check point in west Baghdad. (file photo)An Iraqi soldier stands guard at a check point in west Baghdad. (file photo)

Car bomb attacks have killed at least 25 people and injured dozens more in the Iraqi capital as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made an official visit.

No one claimed responsibility for the attacks on January 13, which struck in predominantly Shi'ite areas. The deadliest attack was in the northeastern Shaab neighborhood, where at least 10 people were killed and 13 wounded.

The four separate attacks came in the evening as people were on the streets for a public holiday marking the Prophet Muhammad's birthday.

Gunmen also attacked a checkpoint in southern Baghdad, killing three policemen.

Last year was the deadliest in Iraq since 2008, with at least 5,500 people dying in sectarian violence.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters

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