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At least 63 killed in co-ordinated Baghdad attacks
Source: BBC

A wave of apparently co-ordinated bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 63 people and injured around 185, say officials.

The interior ministry told the BBC 14 locations had been attacked, including al-Amil in the south and Halawi and Karrada closer to the centre. <snip>

However, analysts say the level of co-ordination suggests a planning capability only available to the Sunni insurgent group, al-Qaeda in Iraq. <snip>

"They targeted children's schools, day workers and the anti-corruption agency," (a Baghdad security spokesman) told the AFP news agency.

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