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At Least 15 Killed In Baghdad Bombings

Bomb attacks in and around the Iraqi capital have killed at least 15 people, including several police officers, and wounded dozens more.

The deadliest attack occurred in the Youssifiyah district south of Baghdad, where a car-bomb blast hit an army checkpoint, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 20.

Minutes later, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to a nearby police station, killing four people and injuring 10.

At least six of the dead were police officers.

Earlier in the day in Mansour district, a car-bomb blast near a cluster of shops killed five civilians and wounded 12.

Bombings and shootings in the Iraqi capital kill hundreds of people each month.

The violence comes as security forces battle the Islamic State militant group, which controls swaths of Iraq.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP