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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.


From Belfast Telegraph