At least 68 Iraqis were killed and 94 others wounded in two blasts in central and west Baghdad Wednesday in one of the worst days of violence in the history of the Iraq conflict.
In the upper-middle class neighbourhood of Mansur in west Baghdad, at least 50 Iraqis were killed and 60 others injured when a bomb in a car parked in a line of vehicles at a fuel station near an oil tank went off, independent Voices of Iraq reported.
Also Wednesday, 18 Iraqis were killed and 34 others wounded as a result of a car bomb explosion close to a communications centre in the Hurriya square in Karrada neighbourhood in central Baghdad, an Iraqi police source said.
The explosion also caused damage to a number of nearby vehicles.
Both Mansur and Karrada districts have been witnessing recurrent attacks in the past few weeks.
Also Wednesday the US military in Iraq reported that three US soldiers were killed and six wounded when an explosive went off near their patrol during combat operations in east Baghdad Tuesday.
The independent Voices of Iraq news agency said Wednesday that kidnappers ambushed 18 civilians during the night on the main road as they were travelling home northwards from Baghdad.
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