Bombings kill 45 in Shia areas of Baghdad, outskirts

October 11, 2014 9:28 PM

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* Three car bombs rip through Shia neighbourhoods * Islamic State fighters regularly target Shia districts * In farmland near Baghdad, suicide bomber targets market

BAGHDAD: At least 45 people were killed in bombings in Baghdad and its rural outskirts on Saturday as the government continued to defend the capital against jihadists who four months ago seized major cities in northern Iraq.

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