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Deadly Car Bombs Strike Baghdad Area

Iraqi security and medical officials say two car bombs exploded in the Baghdad area on April 14, killing at least eight people.

One of the blasts, in a parking lot near Yarmuk hospital in western Baghdad, killed at least four people and wounded 10.

The second car bomb struck a residential area in Mahmudiyah, south of Baghdad.

The AFP news agency said at least four people were killed and 13 wounded.

However, the Associated Press put the death toll in that bombing at seven.

It said a car packed with explosives blew up in a mainly Shi'ite area as people waited in line outside a bakery.

The blasts came a day after police seven people were killed and 31 wounded in attacks in western Baghdad and two others died in a roadside bomb blast north of the capital.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP