Bomb blasts in Baghdad leave 10 dead, dozens injured
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Bomb blasts in Baghdad leave 10 dead, dozens injured

Three separate bombings target busy marketplaces in Iraqi capital

Civilians inspect the site of a bomb attack near restaurants and coffee shops filled with customers in central Baghdad's busy commercial Karradah neighborhood, Iraq, Sunday, May 3, 2015 (AP/Hadi Mizban)
Civilians inspect the site of a bomb attack near restaurants and coffee shops filled with customers in central Baghdad's busy commercial Karradah neighborhood, Iraq, Sunday, May 3, 2015 (AP/Hadi Mizban)

BAGHDAD — Iraqi authorities said bombs targeting public places have killed 10 people in the capital, Baghdad.

Police officials said a car bomb went off about noon Saturday near shops selling car parts in southeastern Baghdad, killing five people and wounding 13 others.

Another bomb blast at an outdoor market killed three shoppers and wounded eight in the city’s eastern suburbs. Also, police said a bomb exploded near a row of shops in the capital’s western neighborhood of Baiyaa, killing two and wounding 10.

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

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks. Iraq sees near-daily attacks that are claimed by the Islamic State group.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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