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Updated:Three car bomb blasts in Baghdad kills 36, injures dozens

By Gemma Fox     Sep 19, 2010 in World
Baghdad - Officials in Baghdad say that as many as 36 people are reported to have been killed by three car bombs in the city which went off within moments of each other.
Iraqi officials say that dozens of people have also been injured in the attacks which took place in the city this morning. It's thought that 2 policemen were killed.
One of the car bombs, which killed 10 people, says AP, was detonated in the affluent Baghdad neighbourhood Mansour outside the offices of AsiaBell, a mobile phone company. It's unsure if the company was the target of the bombing. It's thought that 10 people have been injured in that bombing.
The second bomb happened in the north of the city moments later in the Kazimiyah district. AP say that 21 people were killed and more than 70 were injured as a car bomb detonated in Adan Square, near a National Security Ministry building.
The third bomb was set off in the Iraq's Sunni insurgency's former stronghold of Fallujah. One Iraqi solider and four civilians died when a suicide attacker detonated in the busy commercial district of the city. Officials say 15 others were injured in that attack.
According to AP: Police said the Kazimiyah blast was the work of a suicide car bomber targeting a checkpoint in a residential area leading to a branch office of the Ministry of National Security.
AlJazeera reports that it was difficult to give more information about the injured in each bombing as one hospital received the injured from both blasts adding confusion to an already chaotic situation.
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