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Bombs Kill At Least 14 In Shi'ite Neighborhoods Of Baghdad


Iraqi security officials and medical workers say at least 14 people were killed on February 9 by bomb attacks in Shi'ite neighborhoods of Baghdad.

Police said a suicide bombing in Kadhamiyah, a mainly Shi’ite district in northern Baghdad, killed at least 13 people and wounded more than 30.

The district is home to the Kadhamiyah Shrine, one of the holiest pilgrimage destinations for Shi'a.

Hours after that attack, at least one person was killed and seven wounded by a bomb that exploded on a busy street in Baghdad's northeastern suburb of Husseiniyah.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombings.

Sunni extremist groups such as the Islamic State regularly target Baghdad's Shi'ite neighborhoods.

On February 8, Iraq's government ended a 12-year-old nighttime curfew in Baghdad despite a series of attacks across the capital the previous day that killed more than 30 people.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, and AP
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