Car bombs kill 19 near pet market in Iraqi capital

September 11, 2014 5:53 AM

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Car bombs kill 19 near pet market in Iraqi capital

BAGHDAD (AP) — Twin car bombs hit a police checkpoint near a pet market in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people, Iraqi officials said.

Police said the attack began when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a checkpoint manned by traffic police in the southeastern neighborhood of New Baghdad, killing five policemen and wounding nine others.

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