Baghdad blasts in Shiite areas kill at least 33

Iraqis gather around a crater left behind following a car bomb the night before in the majority Shiite Sadr City district of northeast Baghdad, on November 3, 2014A wave of car bombs struck Shiite-majority areas of Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 33 people, security and medical officials said. The six car bombs, which hit five different areas of the Iraqi capital, also wounded more than 100 people. Two car bombs also hit the Amil area of south Baghdad, and one each exploded in Ameen in the east, Zafraniyah in the centre and Sadr City in the north. Baghdad is hit by near-daily bombings and shootings, some of which have been claimed by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, which has overrun large parts of the country since June.

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