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Baghdad bomb attacks leave 11 dead

At least 11 people have been killed in two bomb attacks in Iraq’s capital city, Baghdad.

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An Iraqi girl walks past the site of a roadside bomb in Baghdad's Karrada district on June 13, 2012 as a wave of bombings and shootings rocked Iraq during a major Shiite religious commemoration, killing scores of people and wounding dozens more. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

At least 11 people have been killed in two bomb attacks in Iraq’s capital city, Baghdad.

According to the BBC, the first bomb went off Wednesday outside a home in Wahdad, a district in the south-east of the city. Nobody was injured, but eight people gathered at the scene to help were killed when a second bomb exploded.

A second bomb attack on the house of a government-backed militia member left the man’s wife and two of his daughters dead, and wounded three others, police told Reuters news agency.

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According to CNN, nearly 180 people have been killed this month since Sunni militant groups – including Al Qaeda’s local affiliate, the Islamic State of Iraq – launched a series of bombing attacks on Shia Muslims in a bid to undermine the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and trigger further sectarian fighting in the country.

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