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64 persons killed in Baghdad explosions

Published:Friday | February 1, 2008 | 3:37 PM

64 persons are dead following two bomb explosions in Baghdad.

The first explosion reportedly went off in the Ghazil animal market, killing at least 46 people and injuring 80 others.

Officials said the second explosion took place in another crowded market 20 minutes later.

The police said 18 persons were killed and 30 others injured in the second attack.

It is believed that a female suicide bomber detonated the first bomb.

According to reports, this death toll is the highest since the second half of 2007.