Security forces and citizens inspect the scene after a suicide car bombing hit a crowded outdoor market in Baghdad's eastern Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City, Iraq, Tuesday, May 17, 2016.(AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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A wave of bombings struck outdoor markets and a restaurant in Shiite-dominated neighborhoods of Baghdad Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, officials said – the latest in deadly militant attacks far from the front lines in the country's north and west where Iraqi forces are battling Daesh (ISIS). In an online statement, Daesh claimed responsibility only for the deadliest bombing of the day, which took place in Baghdad's northeastern Shaab neighborhood and where at least 34 people were killed and 75 others were wounded. Daesh has not confined its latest attacks only to Baghdad.Earlier Tuesday, Iraqi oil workers resumed work at a natural gas plant north of Baghdad, two days after a coordinated Daesh dawn assault left at least 14 people dead there, a senior Oil Ministry official said. The dead included six civilians and eight security forces while 27 Iraqi troops were wounded.
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