Baghdad blasts kill over 100

Baghdad blasts

At least 100 people were killed and nearly 200 injured in a series of blasts in Baghdad city in Iraq.

There were 21 blasts in total, which took place in form of suicide bombings, car bombings and improvised devices.

The blasts took place in cafes, restaurants and crowded markets.

All the roads leading to the sites of the explosions were closed to facilitate the ambulances to move around the city.

The authorities imposed curfew in the capital city and people were asked to stay at the home.

A day earlier, more than 30 people had been killed and more than 67 injured when a suicide bomb blast ripped through a crowded coffee shop in the Iraqi city of Baquba, some 57 km north of Baghdad.

The latest round of attacks comes just two days after militants reportedly affiliated with Al Qaeda took worshippers hostage at a church in Baghdad. More than 52 people were killed and more than 75 injured in the incident.

The attacks come amid a political stalemate surrounding the formation of a new government that has dragged on for nearly eight months.
 
 
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