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Two car bombs kill 19 people in Baghdad

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Baghdad, July 22: At least 19 people were killed and 43 injured when two car bombs went off in Iraqi capital city Baghdad, media reported.

The explosion took place in New Baghdad or al-Jadida on Tuesday. Most of the people reside in the area are Shiite Muslims, reported CNN.

19 killed in Baghdad car bombings

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blasts. The second blast was carried out at al-Zafaraniya, another Shiite Muslim dominated area.

The security situation in Iraq has drastically deteriorated since June 2014, when clashes broke out between Iraqi security forces and ISIS militants.

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A huge suicide car bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group killed dozens of people in Khan Bani Saad, a town just north of Baghdad, on July 18 while another blast was also carried out by the group on July 12 that left 23 people dead.

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