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Deadly series of car bombs hits Baghdad

The deadliest of Wednesday’s explosions killed at least four people and wounded 15 others

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A series of car bombs hit commercial areas in Baghdad, killing at least 10 civilians, an Iraqi official said.

The deadliest of Wednesday’s explosions killed at least four people and wounded 15 at an outdoor market in the northern Shaab neighborhood, a police officer said.

Three people were killed and nine were wounded in the southeastern district of Zafaraniyah, he added.

In Baghdad’s crowded commercial area of Karrada, two civilians were killed and 12 were wounded. The officer also said that in the eastern Sadr City, one civilian was killed and three were wounded.

Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to talk to media.

Commercial areas are favorite targets for militants seeking to undermine government efforts to maintain security.

(With AP)