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Iraqi officials say a string of car bomb attacks in and around Baghdad has killed 15 people and wounded dozens. Police officials say the attacks started on Tuesday morning when a parked car exploded in Mahmoudiya, killing five people. The town is about 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of the Iraqi capital.

Car bombs around Baghdad kill 15, wound dozens

Sameer N Yacoub reports for the Associated Press:

Iraqi officials say a string of car bomb attacks in and around Baghdad has killed 15 people and wounded dozens.

Police officials say the attacks started on Tuesday morning when a parked car exploded in Mahmoudiya, killing five people. The town is about 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of the Iraqi capital.

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