Powerful car bombs kill more than 100 in Baghdad


Five powerful car bombs have rocked Baghdad, killing at least 101 people, many of them students, and wounding 182 and shattering a month of calm in the capital ahead of a general election. Two car bombs exploded near the labour and interior ministries and a suicide attacker driving a car struck a police patrol in Dora, in southern Baghdad, causing 15 of the deaths, an interior ministry official said. The first explosion in central Baghdad was heard at 10.25 am (0725 GMT) with a second blast within seconds and a third one minute later. Sporadic gunfire then sounded and the sirens of emergency vehicles were also heard, with helicopters taking to the skies soon afterwards

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