Bombings in Shiite areas of Iraq kill 37

Iraqi policemen inside a military base in Baghdad, on June 11, 2014Bombings that included a suicide attack on tribal leaders in Baghdad hit Shiite areas of central and southern Iraq Wednesday, killing at least 37 people, officials said. They targeted three Baghdad neighbourhoods as well as Karbala and Basra provinces, south of the capital, the officials said. In the Sadr City area of northern Baghdad, at least 15 people died and 34 were hurt when a suicide bomber detonated explosives inside a tent where local Shiite tribal leaders were meeting. A car bomb struck another northern area of Baghdad, killing 13 people and wounding at least 24, while a roadside bomb in the capital’s east killed two people and wounded three.

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