10 dead in bombings in Sadr City

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  • The two blasts wound 29 people, police say
  • They occur a few minutes apart near a coffee shop
Two bombs detonated late Thursday night near a coffee shop in Sadr City on the northeast edge of Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding 29, police said.
The explosions occurred just a few minutes apart and near each other, a tactic commonly employed by al Qaeda to maximize the number of casualties, police said.
The casualties were taken to nearby Imam Ali Hospital.