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Nine killed in Baghdad bomb attacks

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Baghdad, Jan 25:

At least nine people were killed and 27 others wounded in bomb attacks Sunday targeting restaurants in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police said.

In one attack, five people were killed and 12 others wounded when a bomb hidden in a plastic bag detonated in a restaurant in Bab al-Sharji area in Baghdad, Xinhua quoted a police source as saying.

Another bomb went off near a restaurant in al-Sibaa area, killing three people and wounding eight others, the source said.

A third bomb ripped through a restaurant in Habibiyah area, killing a civilian and wounding seven people.

Iraq has been witnessing some of the worst violence in years, killing at least 12,282 civilians and injuring 23,126 others in 2014, the deadliest year since the flare-up of sectarian violence in 2006-2007, according to a recent UN report. (IANS)