Baghdad bombs kill 40

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Four bombs ripped through Shiite neighbourhoods in Baghdad yesterday, killing at least 40 people in the worst violence the capital has seen in months, Iraqi officials said.

One targeted a Shiite mosque, another exploded just outside a popular market, while the third went off inside a market.

About an hour later, a parked car bomb targeting a police patrol killed one policeman and five bystanders.

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