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Iraqi officials: Car bombings in and near Baghdad kill at least 10 people

In this picture taken on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, Iraqi Security forces patrol in Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Qaida-linked fighters and their allies seized control of the city of Fallujah and parts of the Anbar provincial capital Ramadi last month after authorities dismantled a protest camp by Sunnis angry at what they consider second-class treatment by the Shiite-led government. The government and its tribal allies are besieging the rebel-held areas, with fighting reported daily. (AP Photo)
February 03, 2014 - 1:45 AM

BAGHDAD - Iraqi officials say car bombings in and near Baghdad have killed at least 10 people.

A police officer says a parked car bomb went off Monday near the local council building of the town of Mahmoudiyah, followed by another car bomb at an outdoor market nearby. The blasts killed six people and wounded 15. The town is located about 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of Baghdad.

The officer also says an explosives-laden car ripped through a commercial area in Baghdad's northern Hurriyah neighbourhood, killing four people and wounding 11.

Two medical officials confirmed the causality figures. All spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to media.

The attacks come as Iraq's Shiite-led government is fighting a stubborn Sunni extremist-led insurgency in the western Anbar province.

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