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Baghdad suicide car bomb blast kills 32: police

A suicide car bomb attack in a densely-populated neighbourhood of Baghdad on Monday (January 2nd) killed at least 32 people and left dozens wounded, AFP reported.

Many of the victims were daily labourers waiting for jobs at an intersection in Sadr City.

According to a police colonel, at least 32 people were killed and 61 wounded in the blast, the second major attack in Baghdad in three days.

At least 27 people were killed by twin explosions in a busy market area in central Baghdad on Saturday, in what was the deadliest such attack in the Iraqi capital in two months.

There was no immediate claim for Monday's suicide blast but the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) has claimed all such attacks recently, including the double bombing on New Year's Eve.

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