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Over 90 People Killed in Baghdad Bombings


Citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, May 11, 2016.

Citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, May 11, 2016.


Three bombings across the Iraqi capital Wednesday killed at least 93 people, according to the Associated Press.

At least 165 others were reported wounded.

The deadliest explosion took place just after sunrise, when many Iraqis were on their way to work.

Sadr City, in Baghdad, Iraq, site of a May 11, 2016, car bombing.

Sadr City, in Baghdad, Iraq, site of a May 11, 2016, car bombing.

A car bomb exploded near a market in a Shi'ite city area of Baghdad. The explosion killed at least 63 people and wounded more than 80 others.

Several cars and nearby buildings were badly damaged, officials said.

The self-declared Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. The Sunni Muslim group has carried out similar attacks, often in Shi'ite areas of the city.

Islamic State said a suicide bomber carried out the attack. Iraqi officials denied that a suicide bomber was involved.

Civilians help a municipality bulldozer clean up while citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

Civilians help a municipality bulldozer clean up while citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

Later on Wednesday, a bombing targeted a police station in the mostly Shi’ite area of Kadhimiya, northwest of central Baghdad. That bombing killed at least 18 people, including five policemen. Over 30 other people were wounded.

In northern Baghdad, a suicide attacker set off a car bomb in the Sunni district of Jamiya. That bombing killed at least 12 people and wounded over 40 others.

I’m Mehrnoush Karimian.

This report first appeared on VOANews.com. Jim Dresbach adapted the story for Learning English. George Grow was the editor.

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