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Loud explosion in Baghdad

Iraqi civilians gather the morning after a string of car bombs tore through busy shopping streets in several neighborhoods in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

BAGHDAD: A loud explosion was heard in central Baghdad on Thursday, a Reuters witness said, as Islamic State Sunni militants kept up pressure on the Shi'ite-led government with an offensive in the north.

There was no word on casualties from the blast in Baghdad.

 

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