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84 people die in car bomb attacks in Baghdad

One attack took place in Karrada-Dakhil district when a suicide bomber detonated his car bomb

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Publish Date: Jul 3 2016 2:24PM | Updated Date: Jul 3 2016 2:24PM

84 people die in car bomb attacks in Baghdad

 Two suicide car bomb attacks at two commercial areas in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Sunday killed at least 84 people and injured more than 130 others, authorities said.

 
One attack took place in Karrada-Dakhil district when a suicide bomber detonated his car bomb at a crowded thoroughfare in Baghdad, media reports said.
 
Powerful blast set fire to several nearby shops and destroyed many stalls and civilian cars at the scene, which was crowded with shoppers who were preparing their families for Eid ul-Fitr.
 
Baghdad  was the scene of another attack after midnight when a booby-trapped car went off at the Shallal market in Baghdad's northeastern district of Shaab, killing five civilians, the media reported.
 
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Karrada and vowed to punish the terrorists.