Three market blasts rock Baghdad, kill 14

Three bombs have exploded in Shiite neighbourhoods of the Iraqi capital killing at least 14 civilians

Three market blasts rock Baghdad, kill 14

World Bulletin/News Desk

Three blasts hit markets in Shi'ite districts in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, police and medical officials said.

Two car bombs exploded in busy markets in Sadr City, north-eastern Baghdad and killed at least 11 people and wounded another 18. The third explosion targeted a small market in Kamaliya district, killing three more, police said.

"When the explosion happened, it was chaos, people were running everywhere to evacuate the victims. I saw two bakery laborers who were completely burned," said Hussein Mahdi, a store owner, who was at the scene of one blast.

No group immediately claimed the responsibility for Thursday's explosions

Bomb attacks in Shi'ite areas of Baghdad and in northern Iraq killed more than 35 people on Wednesday.

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