2 SEPARATE BOMBINGS KILL 3 IN BAGHDAD

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Three civilians were killed when two bombings rocked Iraqi capital Baghdad on Wednesday, according to a security source.

Baghdad Police Colonel Salem al-Numaan told Anadolu Agency that the first bomb had gone off near a crowded market in southern Baghdad's Al-Mahmudiya district, killing two civilians and injuring nine others.

Security forces and ambulances had quickly rushed to the scene and cordoned off adjacent streets, al-Numaan said.

In a separate incident, the police officer said, a third civilian was killed in eastern Baghdad's Sadr City district by an explosive device planted in his vehicle.

There has been no claim of responsibility for Wednesday's violence, but such attacks are typically blamed on the Daesh terrorist group, which overran vast swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq in 2014.

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