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Blasts kill at least 18 in centre of Iraq capital: sources

Baghdad bomb blasts kill eighteen and wound at least fifty people, Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service spokesman claims

Reuters & AFP, Thursday 14 Mar 2013
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A series of blasts in the centre of the Iraqi capital Baghdad killed at least 18 people on Thursday, police and medics said.

The explosions, which also wounded at least 50, took place near the ministries of justice and foreign affairs.

Three explosions hit Allawi neighbourhood at about 1:30 pm (1030 GMT), while militants assaulted the nearby justice ministry, Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service spokesman Sabah Noori told AFP, adding the attacks were coordinated.

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