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Baghdad bombs kill at least 40, injure dozens

Bombs billed at least 40 people and wounded dozens more in Baghdad on Thursday, police said. The attacks come after officials announce the death of al-Qaida leader in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Violence Continues After Is Al-Zarqawi Killed In Iraq
Violence continued on Thursday in Baghdad after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed In Iraq.Wathiq Khuzaie / Getty Images
/ Source: The Associated Press

At least five bombs, most them packed in vehicles, detonated in and around Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 40 people and injuring dozens, authorities said.

In the latest attack, a parked car exploded at the outdoor Amin market in the capital, killing at least 10 people and wounding 10 others, police said.

The explosion occurred about 9 p.m. in the al-Shaab neighborhood, a mixed Sunni Arab-Shiite neighborhood in eastern Baghdad, Lt. Thaer Mahmoud said.

It was the second car bomb in the same area. The first killed five people and injured more than a dozen, police said.

Earlier, a car bomb in north Baghdad killed six people and injured 15, police said. That occurred in the Kazimiyah suburb and apparently targeted a group of day laborers, police Capt. Mohammed Al-Waili said.

Two bombs also hit a market and a police patrol in separate morning attacks in Baghdad, killing at least 19 people and wounding more than 40.