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Attacks around Iraqi capital kill 5 people

Tuesday - 3/11/2014, 2:03pm  ET

SAMEER N. YACOUB
Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Officials in Iraq say bombings and a shooting around the country's capital, Baghdad have killed at least five people.

Police officials say an adhesive "sticky bomb" attached to a minibus exploded in the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City in eastern Baghdad, killing two passengers and wounding five others.

Shortly after sunset, police said another bomb in a commercial street in Baghdad's western district of Shurta killed two people and wounded eight others. Also, in western Baghdad, an employee in the capital's municipality was killed by gunmen in a drive-by shooting.

Medical officials confirmed Tuesday's casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren't authorized to release the information to journalists.


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