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13 people killed in several explosions in Baghdad

April 09, 2014, 14:44 UTC+3

Six powerful blasts have rocked Iraq’s capital on the 11th anniversary of the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime

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KUWAIT CITY, April 09. /ITAR-TASS/. Six powerful explosions have rocked Iraq’s capital Baghdad on the 11th anniversary of the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime. The media reported that at least 13 people died and 46 were injured.

The terrorist attacks hit five different neighborhoods of Baghdad. One of the blasts occurred in the northern Kazimiyah district, another explosion rocked the eastern district Sadr City, previously known as Saddam City. One more explosion struck the Shammaiya district.

Car bombs also exploded in the area of Shaab in the north-eastern part of Baghdad. Two more blasts shook the center of the city in the area of al-Karada, which is located near the guarded Green Zone with administrative buildings and embassies.

Despite efforts to stabilize the situation in the country, the Iraqi authorities are not able to fully control the situation. Militant groups all across the country stage explosions and attacks in Iraq almost every day.

The first parliamentary elections after the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq are scheduled for the end of April. The elections will determine whether the incumbent government headed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will stay for the third term or will be replaced by new officials, which will suggest their own methods for fighting the terrorist threat in the country.

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