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18 August 2017 08:48 (South Africa)

Multiple bombs kill at least 121 people in Baghdad

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Multiple car bombs have killed at least 121 people and wounded hundreds more. Five bombs, including several suicide attacks, went off near a college, a court, a mosque, a market and housing near the Iraqi interior ministry. The explosions happened over an hour in the morning. These attacks took place as the Iraqi government had announced the date –  5 March 2010 – for the country’s parliamentary elections.  Prospective candidates blamed Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s government for continuing to fail to provide security in the capital. For more, read the New York Times

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