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2 bombs in Baghdad market kill 9 people, wound 50

June 22, 2012 - 4:51 AM

BAGHDAD - Iraqi authorities say two bombs have exploded in a crowded market in northeastern Baghdad, killing at least nine people and wounding dozens more.

A police official said Friday's bombs went off at midmorning in a market in the mostly Shiite Muslim neighbourhood of Husseiniyah.

A medical worker says at least nine people died and 50 were wounded.

A fierce wave of attacks in Iraq has killed more than 125 people in the last 10 days, mostly targeting Shiites and government security forces.

The bloodshed highlights the struggle the divided government faces in defeating al-Qaida-linked insurgents.

Earlier Friday, gunmen opened fire on a police checkpoint in western Baghdad, killing three officers.

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