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Baghdad car bombs kill 43 in Shia neighborhoods

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(CNN) — At least 43 people were killed and more than 40 injured in three car-bomb attacks in Baghdad, Iraqi medical sources said Saturday.

The three attacks took place in Shia neighborhoods, the sources said.

One explosion occurred at a checkpoint at the entrance of al-Shaula neighborhood in northern Baghdad, killing a number of Iraqi security forces and injuring others staffing the checkpoint, the sources said.

Another bomb went off at another checkpoint 3 kilometers away at the entrance of al-Kadhimya, also a northern Baghdad neighborhood, the sources said. Iraqi security forces were killed and injured.

The third blast occurred in the al-Mashahda neighborhood.
CNN’s Kareem Khadder in Baghdad contributed to this report.

By Ralph Ellis

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