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26 killed in wave of bombings in Baghdad

Updated: 2013-07-03 03:01
( Xinhua)

BAGHDAD - At least 26 people were killed and 102 others wounded in a wave of bombings in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Tuesday, the police said.

Eleven people were killed and 39 others wounded when two car bombs exploded in a popular market in the Shuala area in northwestern Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Four people were killed and 15 others wounded when two car bombs also struck a popular market in the Shaab area in northeastern Baghdad, the source said.

A car bomb exploded in the Kamalea area in eastern Baghdad, killing three people and injuring 11 others, while another car bomb went off near a parking garage in the Dora district in the southern part of the city, killing two people and wounding 10 others.

Three people were killed and 14 others wounded when a car bomb exploded near a market in the Abu Ghraib area west of Baghdad, the source said, adding that another car bomb attack at a market in the Hurria area in northwestern Baghdad killed three people and injured 13 others.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the al-Qaida front in Iraq, in most cases, is responsible for such violent acts in the country.

High-profile bomb attacks are still common in Iraq despite the dramatic decrease since their peak in 2006 and 2007,  when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings.

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