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Dozens killed in capital attacks

A suicide bombing and mortar fire have killed another 15 people in the Iraqi capital late today, raising the day's death toll from attacks to 30.

Police officials say a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a security checkpoint in Baghdad's northern Shiite district of Khazimiyah late today.

Minutes later, three mortar shells landed in different parts of the district, hitting houses and a bus station. The police said 31 people were wounded in the evening assault.

Earlier attacks in and around the capital killed 15 people.

Medical officials confirmed the casualties.

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