Nov 14, 2014 2:23 PM

Iraq: Bomb blast kills 15 in northern Baghdad

The Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) Iraqi hospital and police officials say a car bomb has gone off in a busy market area in northern Baghdad, killing 15 people and injuring 34.

The death toll from the nighttime blast in the Gorayaat area took to 34 the total number of people killed in bomb blasts on Friday. It was the largest of four bombings in and around the city on Friday, mostly targeting Shiite areas.

The total number of injured now stands at more than 80, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, which bore the hallmarks of Sunni militants.


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