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Jan
22

Three blasts, including a suicide bomber attack near an army base, killed at least 16 people and wounded 50 more in Baghdad on Tuesday, police and hospital sources said.

iraq-bombingThe blasts struck an Iraqi army checkpoint south of Baghdad, a military base north of the capital, and a mostly Shia neighbourhood in north Baghdad, the officials said.

In the deadliest attack, six people were killed when a car bomb was detonated near an army camp in the town of Taji, 25 kilometres north of Baghdad, an army officer and a medical official said.

At least 20 other people were wounded.

South of the capital in the town of Mahmudiyah, at least five people were killed and 14 others wounded by a suicide car bomb, officials said.

And a car bomb near a market in the north Baghdad neighbourhood of Shuala killed five people and wounded 12.

No group claimed responsibility.

Tuesday’s violence came after four days of relative calm in Iraq following a spate of attacks claimed by Al Qaeda’s front group that left at least 88 people dead on January 15-17, according to an AFP tally.

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