An Iraqi boy fires a toy gun at the site of a car bomb explosion in Sadr City in eastern Baghdad on March 5, 2014. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE
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Bombings targeting shoppers across central Iraq and clashes near the militant-held city of Fallujah killed at least 42 people Thursday, authorities said.In Baghdad, a car bomb targeting shoppers in the southwestern Amil neighborhood killed seven people and wounded 17, police said.Another bomb in Baghdad's southeastern suburb of Jisr Diyala killed two civilians and wounded seven, police said. In Hillah, located about 60 miles (95 kilometers) south of Baghdad, two car bombs killed nine civilians and wounded 28, police said. In Mishada, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) north of Baghdad, a car bomb killed five civilians and wounded 14, another police officer said.The attacks came a day after a series of explosions killed at least 24 people in different parts of Iraq.
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