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Car Bombs Kill At Least 26 In Baghdad

Iraqi officials say a pair of car bombings at markets in mainly Shi'ite districts of Baghdad have killed at least 26 people and wounded 58.

The first attack in Baghdad's impoverished Al-Bayaa neighborhood on the night of July 22 killed at least 18 people and wounded 36.

The second attack later on July 22 was in the northeastern neighborhood of Al-Shaab.

Police said it killed at least eight people and wounded 22.

The blasts came a day after at least 19 people were killed by a wave of bombing in Shi'ite neighborhoods of Baghdad and other predominantly Shi'ite areas of Iraq.

There have been no claims of responsibility for any of the attacks.

But Shi'ite areas and Iraqi government forces often are targeted by Islamic State (IS) militants and Sunni extremist supporters of the IS group.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and Reuters