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Deadly car bomb blasts hit Shia areas of Baghdad

At least 20 people have been killed and scores more injured by a series of explosions across the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Several car bombs and improvised explosive devices went off in mainly Shia neighbourhoods, apparently targeting busy locations such as markets.

Sunni insurgents linked to al-Qaeda have been blamed for a recent spike in violence, but no group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombings.

Caroline Hawley reports.

  • 17 Feb 2013
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