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Funeral car bombings kill 53, wound dozens in eastern Baghdad

By Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN
updated 1:26 PM EDT, Sat September 21, 2013

(CNN) -- A pair of car bombings at a funeral procession in a predominantly Shiite district in eastern Baghdad killed 53 people Saturday, police and health officials said.

At least 110 others were wounded by the blasts, which happened a few seconds apart in Sadr City, officials said.

A third car bomb exploded on a busy road nearby, killing three more people and wounding 18.

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