62 killed in car bomb blasts in Baghdad

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Baghdad, Oct 25: At least 62 people were killed and 40 injured in two suicide car bomb attacks in central Baghdad on Sunday, Oct 25, a official source said.

According to sources, a suicide bomber blew up an explosives-laden car outside the building of Baghdad Provincial Council near the Mansour Hotel.

The second blast took place outside the Iraqi Ministry of Justice close to the location of the first bombing, when a suicide bomber blew up an explosives-packed car.

"The toll from the two coordinated attacks in central Baghdad rose to 62 killed and 40 others injured," Xinhua reported quoting the unnamed source.

Sources also said that Iraqi security forces sealed off the scene and fire engines arrived to put out fires as columns of black smoke rise above the scene.

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