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Terrorist Bombings Kill 28 In and Near Baghdad

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A series of terrorist bombings killed at least 20 people Tuesday in and around Iraq's capital, Baghdad, which is under threat by Islamic State militants.

The most serious blast came when a car bomb blew up along the city's busy Palestine Street, home to numerous stores and restaurants.

Other attacks targeted an army patrol and a market.

No one has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's bombings. But Islamic State has been behind other similar attacks in the Iraqi capital.

The extremist group is taking responsibility for another terror strike Tuesday on a local government building in Amiriyat al-Falluja, west of Baghdad.

At least two suicide bombers wearing explosive vests blew themselves up. At last eight people are reported killed.

The city is one of the last parts of Anbar still under Iraqi government control, while the rest of the province is under siege from Islamic State.

Some material for this report came from AP and Reuters.