Weaponry is on display at a weapons exhibition organized by the Iraqi defense ministry at the Baghdad International Fairgrounds in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, March 1, 2014. (Karim Kadim)
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A series of car bombs hit commercial areas and marketplaces in mainly Shiite areas of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people, officials said.Two of the bombings rocked outdoor markets in the northern neighborhoods of Shaab and Shula, killing four civilians in each attack, police said.Three other civilians were killed and nine were wounded in a bombing in the southeastern district of Zafaraniyah, police officials said. In Baghdad's southeastern Bayaa neighborhood, three civilians were killed and 11 wounded, while a bombing in the crowded commercial area of Karrada, killed two civilians and wounded 12 .
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