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Attacks in Baghdad kill eight

Published:Friday | June 26, 2015 | 6:00 AM
Civilians pass by the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad's northern neighborhood of Sha'ab, Iraq, yesterday. Iraqi officials say attacks in Baghdad and a town south of the Iraqi capital have killed and wounded civilians.

BAGHDAD (AP)

Iraqi officials have said attacks in Baghdad and town south of the Iraqi capital have killed at least eight people.

A police officer said a car bomb ripped through a commercial area in Baghdad's northern neighborhood of Shaab yesterday, killing six civilians and wounding 16. He said two women were among the dead.

Another officer said a bomb struck an outdoor market in the town of Mahmudiyah, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of Baghdad, killing two people. One of them was an eight-year-old child. That attack also wounded six people.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they're not authorised to talk to reporters.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, which bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which controls large parts of Iraq.