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Officials say market bombings kill 9 around Iraq’s capital


Baghdad: Authorities in Iraq say two bombings targeting busy markets have killed nine people around the capital, Baghdad.

Police say the first attack took place today morning when a bomb exploded in a vegetable wholesale market in a village near the town of Iskandariyah, killing four people and wounding 14.

Iskandariyah is 30 miles south of Baghdad.

Later that morning, police say a bomb exploded at another market, killing five people and wounding 14 in the Shiite village of Sabaa al-Bour, about 20 miles north of Baghdad.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Hospital officials confirmed the casualty toll from both attacks. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release details to journalists.

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