Blasts rock Baghdad killing 56

Car bombs and a suicide blast hit Shi'ite districts of Iraq's capital Baghdad killing at least 50 people, according to police and hospital sources.

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Car bombs and suicide attack in Iraq kill at least 50

Car bombs and a suicide blast hit Shi'ite districts of Iraq's capital Baghdad killing at least 50 people.

At least 50 have been killed in a series of explosions in Iraq today. Credit: REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen

Bombs exploded near a busy Baghdad market and a suicide bomber driving a truck attacked a police base just south of the capital, police and hospital sources told Reuters.

Al Radi, a taxi driver caught in one of the blasts in Baghdad's Sadr City, said: "I was driving my taxi and suddenly I felt my car rocked. Smoke was all around. I saw two bodies on the ground. People were running and shouting everywhere."

Another 160 people were wounded in the attacks, hospital officials said.

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