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Two killed, 11 wounded as blasts rock Baghdad: Police

At least two people were killed and 11 wounded in explosions in northeastern neighbourhoods of Baghdad on Friday, police said.

world Updated: Sep 02, 2016 15:28 IST
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A policeman uses a scanning device to inspect a vehicle at the entrance to Sadr City, northeastern Baghdad in April.
A policeman uses a scanning device to inspect a vehicle at the entrance to Sadr City, northeastern Baghdad in April.(Reuters file photo)

At least two people were killed and 11 wounded in explosions in northeastern neighbourhoods of Baghdad on Friday, police said.

It was not immediately clear what the target was but a police source said mortar rounds or rockets hit three areas near the vast Shia neighbourhood of Sadr City.

“We have two killed and 11 wounded so far,” a police colonel said.

The blasts came as tens of thousands of Shia faithful from across Iraq and abroad converged on the Kadhimiyah shrine in Baghdad to commemorate the death of Mohammed al-Jawad, the ninth Shiite imam.