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Sunday
May222011

Deadly Sunday: Series of Explosions Rock Baghdad

Antenna Audio, Inc./Getty Images(BAGHDAD) -- A series of explosions rocked parts of Baghdad and surrounding areas on Sunday leaving more than a dozen people dead and several others injured.

The most deadly incident occurred in Taji, an area located north of Iraq’s capital city. Officials say a car bomb targeting an American convoy went off, but there were no casualties. However, as Iraqi police reported to the scene, a suicide bomber reportedly then detonated an explosive device, killing seven police officers and injuring 10 others.

Elsewhere, in Al-Amil a parked car bomb was detonated, killing two people and injuring 15 others, while another car bomb was the cause of death for one person and the cause of injury to five others in the eastern Baghdad area of Talibiyah.

There were also explosions in the Sadr City, Beirut Square, Wathiq Square and Saydiya areas.

Officials say at least 13 people were killed and 58 others injured during Sunday’s attacks.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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