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Iraq officials: Bombings kill 15 people in, near Baghdad
Observer Online Desk
Published : Tuesday, 24 February, 2015,  Time : 10:47 PM,  View Count : 4
A series of bombings in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital killed at least 15 people on Tuesday, officials said.

Iraq sees near-daily attacks, mostly by Sunni insurgents and mainly targeting the country's Shiite majority and security forces. The attacks often are claimed by the Islamic State group, which seized about a third of the country in a blitz last year, along with a swath of territory in neighboring Syria.

A parked car bomb went off in a commercial area in the town of Mishada, 30 kilometers (20 miles) north of Baghdad, killing at least four civilians and wounding 12, police officials said.

In Baghdad's northwestern Shula neighborhood, a bomb exploded near a restaurant, killing three civilians and wounded eight, they said.

Another bomb also killed three civilians and wounded nine in a commercial area in Youssifiyah, 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Baghdad.

Two more civilians were killed and seven others were wounded when a bomb struck an outdoor market in Latifiyah, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Baghdad. Another bomb hit a police patrol in Madain, about 20 kilometers (14 miles) southeast of Baghdad, killing a police officer and a civilian and wounding five people.

And in Baghdad's northern Shaab neighborhood, a bomb blast killed one civilian and wounded five. Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release the information.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombings.

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