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Massive car bomb kills 52 in western Baghdad
Massive car bomb kills 52 in western Baghdad

Attack comes one day after similar car bombing leaves 12 people dead in Baghdad’s Sadr City

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 At least 52 people were killed and more than 50 others injured on Thursday when a massive car bomb went off in western Baghdad, according to an Iraqi federal police officer. 

The attack targeted a car dealership in Baghdad’s western Al-Bayaa neighborhood, Police Lieutenant Yasser Basem told Anadolu Agency. 

The bombing comes one day after a similar car-bomb attack in Baghdad’s eastern Sadr City suburb -- which also targeted a car dealership -- that left 12 people dead. 

While no group has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s deadly bombing, the Iraqi authorities typically blame the ISIL terrorist group for such attacks.



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