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15 Killed In Bombings In And Around Baghdad

Bombings in and around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad have killed 15 people and wounded more than 40.

Iraqi officials said the attacks on June 4 targeted a police checkpoint, a restaurant and two markets.

The deadliest was a suicide bombing against a military checkpoint in Tarmiyah, about 50 kilometers north of the capital, which killed eight people and wounded 15 others. Three of the dead were soldiers.

The two separate attacks on markets in Baghdad killed five people, and the bomb targeting the restaurant killed two people.

The attacks come as Iraqi forces are attempting to retake the western city of Fallujah from Islamic State militants.

Based on reporting by AP