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Twin suicide car bomb attacks kill 42 in Iraq

By
Danielle Haynes

BAQUBA, Iraq, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- At least 42 people died and dozens more were injured Monday in two suicide car bomb attacks in eastern Iraq, law enforcement officials said.

One of the bombs exploded in a market near the city of Baquba, located about 35 miles northeast of Baghdad. At least 35 people died in that attack and more than 70 were injured, the BBC reported.

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In a statement posted on Twitter, the Islamic State allegedly claimed responsibility for the attack, CNN reported.

Another car bomb exploded at a checkpoint east of Baquba, killing at least seven people and injuring two dozen others. CNN said both attack sites were predominantly Shiite Muslim areas.

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