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Baghdad mosque blasts claim over 27

The death toll from Baghdad’s multiple car bombings has risen to more than 27 with over four dozen people injured across the Iraqi capital.

The six explosions, which were apparently coordinated, struck Iraqi worshipers in Baghdad’s Shia dominated neighborhoods as they were leaving mosques after the weekly Friday prayers.

Four people lost their lives in Diyala bridge, 10 km (six miles) south of Baghdad, where twin bombings left 10 others wounded.

Attacks in Baghdad’s southeastern Zafaraniyah and eastern Kamaliyah neighborhoods killed two people and left nine people wounded while a separate blast in al-Elam in western Baghdad injured four others.

The northeastern Baghdad district of al-Shaab witnessed the bloodiest of Friday blasts when a car bomb detonated, leaving 21 people killed and 35 others wounded, an interior ministry official said.

In a separate incident earlier in the day, two police officers lost their lives in a bombing that targeted their patrol in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

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