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Iraq: 3 bombings kill 19 in and around Baghdad

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 Iraqi police and hospital officials say three separate bombings in and around Baghdad have killed at least 19 people and wounded nearly 50.

   The officials say the deadliest of Friday's attacks was a car bomb that targeted a street packed with stores and street vendors in a majority Shiite area near the Sunni enclave of Azamiyah, killing 11 and injuring 24. The dead included a traffic policeman.

   Earlier Friday, a roadside bomb went off near Baghdad's western Dora district and another exploded in the Madain area southeast of the capital, killing eight people and injuring 23.

   The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

   There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, which bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group.

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