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At least 9 dead in Iraq bombings

By Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN
March 1, 2013 -- Updated 0054 GMT (0854 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Seven dead in Baghdad neighborhood
  • Two dead in Mahmoudiya south of Baghdad
  • Iraq has endured waves of violence over the last year

Baghdad (CNN) -- Violence hit Iraq on Thursday and caused deaths and injuries, police said.

At least seven people were killed and 23 others were wounded in a car bomb and roadside blasts in Baghdad's Shulaa neighborhood. In Shurta al-Raba in Baghdad, two roadside bomb exploded on a busy road and wounded eight people.

In Mahmoudiya, about 40 kilometers south of Baghdad, five roadside bombs exploded, police officials in Baghdad told CNN. At least two people were killed and five others wounded.

Iraq and its capital, Baghdad, have endured spurts of violence over the last year in what is an atmosphere of sectarian and political unrest.

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