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Ten killed in Baghdad car blast

A car bomb blast near a market has killed 10 people in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Police officials say the attack took place tonight when the car bomb hit a market and shops in Baghdad's Qahira neighbourhood. At least 20 people were wounded in the attack.

Several cars and shops were burnt in the attack, police said.

Medical officials in nearby hospitals confirmed the casualties.

Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Baghdad and outlying areas see near-daily bombings. Many of them are later claimed by the Islamic State group, which seized large parts of the country during a stunning blitz last year.

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