At least 72 people were killed and more than 140 injured in Baghdad when three bombs went off Tuesday, according to police and medical sources.

The explosions hit Shia-dominated neighbourhoods in the north and south of the Iraqi capital as well as the Sadr City district.

RT reports:

The three blasts, which appeared not to be connected, struck different areas of Baghdad, and extend a deadly spate of attacks that the Iraqi capital has had to endure this year. The worst explosion hit a district in the north of Baghdad, killing 38 people and injuring at least 70 others.

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