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At least 12 killed in double Baghdad car bomb attack

Officials have said the death toll may rise as there are also multiple injuries Credit: .

At least 12 people have been killed, and 39 others injured, after two separate car bombs went off in Baghdad today.

According to police sources security forces were the intended targets of the two bombs - one of which went off at a security checkpoint in the northern al-Husseiniya district and the other of which hit an army convoy in Arab al-Jabour.

Officials told Reuters no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts has been made.