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48 dead, dozens injured in Baghdad car explosion - reports

 48 dead, dozens injured in Baghdad car explosion - reports


 A third bomb in three days has rocked the Iraqi capital Baghdad, with latest reports saying 48 people have been killed and dozens more injured

The explosion occurred Thursday in the Hayy al-Shurtathey area of the city.

It's understood that the bomb went off in a parked vehicle near a used car dealership in the southern part of the Iraqi capital.

The terrorist group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing through its news agency Amaq.

It's the third explosion to hit Baghdad this week after a suicide bomber in a truck detonated a device in a northern Shiite neighbourhood of the city,  At least nine people were killed and scores injured in that incident.

As part of the deadly spate of attacks on the city, explosives hidden inside a vehicle in an industrial part of southern Baghdad claimed the lives of four people on Tuesday .