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More Than 90 Killed In Baghdad Car Bombings


Three car bomb blasts have killed at least 93 people in Baghdad in one of the worst of a recent wave of bombings in the Iraqi capital.

The deadliest explosion struck a crowded outdoor market in the Shi’ite district of Sadr City during the morning rush hour, killing at least 63 people and wounding more than 80 others.

In the afternoon, two more car bombs targeted police checkpoints and left at least 30 dead.

One exploded in Kadhimiyah, a northwestern district that is home to an important Shi'ite shrine, while the other went off in the western Jamia district, which is predominantly Sunni.

The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the three attacks, saying they were carried out by suicide bombers.

The Sunni extremist group, which still control vast areas of northern and western Iraq, has frequently targeted the country's Shi'ite majority, which it considers heretics.

PHOTO GALLERY: Baghdad Car Bombs Wreak Havoc

Based on reporting by AP, BBC, AFP, and Reuters
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