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15 dead in Iraq car bomb attacks

A series of car bomb attacks targeting commercial areas and a restaurant killed at least 15 people in Iraq's capital, Baghdad.

Police officials said a car bomb went off in a commercial street in al-Ameen district in south-eastern Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 13.

Minutes later, police said another car bomb explosion near a falafel restaurant killed three people and wounded six in the capital's Qahira neighbourhood.

A third car bomb exploded in a commercial street in western Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 14 others, police said.

Later, a car bomb in a commercial area of Baghdad's northwestern neighbourhood of Shula killed four people and wounded nine, police said.

Health officials confirmed the casualty figures.

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