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Iraq: Bombs kills at least 11 people in market

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Posted: Apr 29, 2014 4:12 AM by Sinan Salaheddin
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Iraq, bomb, attack, killed, election

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Officials say a back-to-back bomb attack in an outdoor market northeast of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killed at least 11 people.

A police officer says Tuesday's attack took place in the town of al-Saadiyah, 140 kilometers (90 miles) northeast of Baghdad. He added that at least 19 other people were wounded.

A medical official confirmed casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.

The attack came a day after a series of attacks killed at least 46 people, the latest violence aimed at discouraging Iraqi voters from going to the polls on Wednesday in the first nationwide elections since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. forces. More than 9,000 candidates are vying for 328 seats in Parliament.

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