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The suicide bombing at a Baghdad cafe has killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens

The suicide bombing at a Baghdad cafe has killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens

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The suicide bombing at a Baghdad cafe has killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens

A suicide bombing in a Baghdad cafe has killed 22 people and wounded 35 others, Iraqi authorities have said.

Iraqi police said that the deadly attack took place when a suicide bomber set off his explosive belt inside a cafe full of customers in western Baghdad.

Police said that two children and a woman were among the dead.

Hospital officials confirmed the casualties.

Violence has been on the rise ahead of provincial elections set for Saturday.

Belfast Telegraph