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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Dozens dead in Baghdad blasts

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At least 42 people have died and 80 were hurt in three car bombings in the centre of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Two of the blasts went off within 10 minutes of each other at 0800 (0400GMT) at the busy Nahda bus station.

The third blast happened on the road to a nearby hospital some 15 minutes later, just as victims of the first two attacks were being brought in.

The bombs come as Iraqi politicians continue discussions to reach a deal on a new charter to shape Iraq's future.

All three attacks were less than 30 minutes apart, and police say their apparent co-ordination and planning means casualty figures are almost certain to rise.

The blasts were the largest attacks by insurgents in recent weeks.

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