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Bombings Kill 19 People In, Around Baghdad


A series of attacks, mainly car bombs, in Iraq killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens on July 4.

The deadliest attack took place in the evening when a car bomb exploded in Baghdad's western neighborhood of Amil, killing nine and wounding 24 others. Several shops and cars were damaged.

Earlier, police said a car bomb blast near a bus stop killed three people and wounded 15 in southern Baghdad.

A bomb explosion near an outdoor market killed three people in Mhamoudiya town, just south of Baghdad.

Another car bomb went off near a row of restaurants in the Shi'ite town of Balad Ruz, killing four and wounding 14. Balad Ruz is 70 kilometers northeast of Baghdad.

Nobody claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Iraq sees near-daily bombings that are often claimed by the Islamic State group, which seized a large swath of the country during an offensive last year.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP
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