Car bombs kill at least 11 in Baghdad: officials

Two car bombs near a football field in north Baghdad killed at least 11 people and wounded another 30 on Thursday, Iraqi security and medical officials said.

With the latest violence, at least 200 people have been killed and more than 500 wounded in attacks in February, according to an AFP toll based on security and medical sources.

An interior ministry official said one car bomb exploded near the football field in the Shuala area of Baghdad, followed by a second after security forces arrived at the scene.

Police and a medical official said at least 11 people were killed and 30 wounded in the blasts.

Violence in Iraq is down significantly from its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks still occur almost every day.

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