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Bombs At Baghdad Pet Market Kill 5

Police and health officials in Iraq say bomb blasts at a pet market in Baghdad have killed at least five people.

The officials said three nearly-simultaneous explosions on May 18 at the busy market in the Shi'ite neighborhood of Sadr City, in eastern Baghdad, also wounded more than 30 people.

Violence has diminished in Iraq since its heights in 2006 and 2007, but there are still frequent attacks targeting security forces and civilians in apparent attempts to undermine the government or settle scores in sectarian rivalries.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP

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