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31 dead in Baghdad rally blasts

At least 31 people are killed in a series of blasts targeting a Shia election rally in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

At least 31 people have been killed in Iraq as a series of blasts targeted a Shia election rally in Baghdad.

Several people were seriously injured in the attack, which took place at a rally for the Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq party.

The attack, claimed by al-Qaeda-linked militants, comes less than a week before Iraqis are due to head to the polls in parliamentary elections.

Alpa Patel reports.