Bombings kill 15 in Iraq's capital, Baghdad

9:38 AM, Jan 5, 2014   |    comments
Mourners and Sunni gunmen chant slogans against Iraq's Shiite-led government during the funeral of a man killed when clashes erupted between al-Qaida gunmen and Iraqi army soldiers on Friday, his family said, in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Provincial spokesman Dhari al-Rishawi said Iraqi security forces and allied tribesmen are pressing their campaign to rout al-Qaida from Fallujah and Ramadi, two main cities in the western Anbar province.
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BAGHDAD (AP) - Authorities say bombings in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, have killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens.

Police say the deadliest in Sunday's attacks took place in Baghdad's northern Shaab neighborhood, when two parked car bombs exploded simultaneously near a restaurant and a tea house. Officials say that blast killed 10 people and wounded 26.

Authorities say another bombing killed three civilians and wounded six in a commercial area in the central Bab al-Muadham neighborhood. Two other bombings killed two civilians and wounded 13.

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

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