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Bomb blasts kill 12 people in Iraq

Iraqi authorities say bombings targeting public places and pro-government Sunni fighters have killed 12 people around the capital in Baghdad.

Police officials say a bomb blast on a commercial street on Friday killed 4 people and wounded nine others in Baghdad’s south eastern New Baghdad district.

Also, a bomb exploded near an outdoor market in Baghdad’s Dora neighbourhood, killing three shoppers. Another bomb blast near a cafe killed three people in the capital’s southeastern suburbs.

Police say a roadside bomb exploded near a patrol of Sahwa fighters in southern Baghdad, killing two members. The Sunni Sahwa fighters joined forces with U.S. troops at the height of the Iraq insurgency to fight Sunni militants.

Medical officials confirmed the casualties. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren’t authorized to release the information.

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