Iraq officials: Multiple Baghdad bombings kill 37, wound 86



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BAGHDAD (AP) — There's been a deadly reminder of just how dangerous Iraq's capital can be just hours before the lifting of a longtime curfew in Baghdad.

A series of bombings today, including a suicide attack, killed more than three dozen people.

Police officials say the suicide bomber targeted a street filled with hardware stores, killing 22 people and wounding at least 45.

The second attack took place shortly afterward in central Baghdad's popular Shorja market. Police said two devices near one another detonated, killing at least 11 people and wounding 26.

Also, at the Abu Cheer market on a Shiite block of southwestern Baghdad, at least four people were killed and 15 wounded by a bomb detonated outside an outdoor food market.

There has been no claim for any of the attacks thus far.

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