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Bombings kill at least 15 in Shi'ite areas of Baghdad

Published on Feb 17, 2013 7:27 PM
 
Residents gather at the site of a car bomb attack in the Ameen district in Baghdad on Feb 17, 2013. A series of bombings mainly targeting Shi'ite areas of Baghdad killed at least 15 people on Sunday, officials said, the latest to hit Iraq as it struggles with protests and a political crisis. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BAGHDAD (AFP) - A series of bombings mainly targeting Shi'ite areas of Baghdad killed at least 15 people on Sunday, officials said, the latest to hit Iraq as it struggles with protests and a political crisis.

Three car bombs struck Sadr City in the north of the city, while one car bomb each exploded in Ameen, Al-Husseiniyah and Kamaliyah in the east, and a roadside bomb blew up in Karrada in central Baghdad.

Another exploded in Saidiyah in the capital's south, security and medical officials said. At least 15 people were killed and more than 80 wounded in the attacks across the city, the officials said.

Security forces searched cars at the main entrance to Sadr City and helicopters overflew the area, an AFP journalist reported.

 
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