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A series of car bombs and other attacks around a Shi'ite neighborhood in Baghdad has killed a least 50 people and injured more than 100.

Three bombs exploded near Shi'ite mosques during Friday prayers, one at a marketplace, and one close to the political office of radical Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

The bombings followed a string of blows against Al-Qaeda by Iraqi security forces in recent days.

The bombings in Baghdad came after earlier today a series of roadside bombs killed seven people in Anbar province west of Baghdad.

compiled from agency reports
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