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Last Updated: Thursday, 31 August 2006, 20:41 GMT 21:41 UK
Dozens killed in Baghdad attacks
An Iraqi policeman inspects a destroyed vehicle used as a car bomb
A car bomb was used in one of the attacks on the capital
At least 43 people have been killed and 112 wounded in a series of rocket and bomb attacks in Baghdad.

The blasts occurred in predominantly Christian and Shia areas of the Iraqi capital. They come one day after a deadly strike in a busy market.

The attacks include a car bomb at a popular market, while mortar rounds, a roadside bomb and a bomb in a building have also been reported.

The dead and wounded have been taken to four hospitals, local officials said.

The attacks came shortly before the nightly curfew, security officials said.

"Buildings have been flattened," a police officer told the Reuters news agency.

He added a final death toll was unlikely to be known until daylight.

"There are still people trapped," he said.

On Wednesday a bombing at Baghdad's Shurja market killed 24 people and injured 35, police said.






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