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Car bombs kill 33 in Baghdad

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February 18, 2007

Two car bombs exploded in an outdoor market in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 33 people and injuring scores in the deadliest attack since U.S. and Iraqi forces began a major security push around the capital last week.

The twin blasts tore through the open-air market in the mostly Shiite district of New Baghdad. At least 127 people were injured, said a police official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media.

The explosions toppled wooden vendors’ stalls and utility poles, and blood pooled in the debris.

A separate car bomb in the mostly Shiite area of Sadr City killed at least one person and injured 10, police said.

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