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Eight killed in string of bombings

A string of bombings has targeted marketplaces and a commercial area in the Iraq capital, Baghdad, killing at least eight people and wounding 26.

Police officials say the deadliest attack took place inside a market in the Shula district in north western Baghdad where a bomb went off this morning, killing five people and wounding 16.

The officials say a bombing at a wholesale vegetable market in southern Baghdad killed one person and wounded three.

Later on, a bomb exploded in a commercial area in the northern suburb of Taji, killing two people and wounding seven.

Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures.

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