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Market bombs kill nine in Baghdad

Two bombings have killed nine people in busy markets near Baghdad, officials say.

The first attack took place in a vegetable wholesale market in a village near the town of Iskandariyah, killing four people and wounding 14.

Iskandariyah is about 30 miles south of the Iraqi capital.

Another bomb killed five people and wounded 14 in the Shiite village of Sabaa al-Bour, less than 20 miles north of Baghdad.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Hospital officials confirmed the casualty toll.

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