At least 44 killed in a new wave of deadly bomb attacks in Baghdad

A series of co-ordinated bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad has killed at least 44 people and wounded dozens more, police and medical sources say, the BBC reports.

The bombs targeted mainly Shia neighbourhoods during the rush hour.

Several blasts in the northern district of Kadhimiya killed at least five people and wounded many others, according to reports.

The deadliest explosion on Wednesday was reported to be in Jisr Diyala in south-eastern Baghdad, where a car bomb killed at least seven people. A northern suburb or Sadr City was also attacked.

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