A wave of bombings tore through Baghdad on the 10th anniversary of the illegal US-led invasion of Iraq today morning, killing at least 56 people and wounding more than 200.
Car bombs targeted small restaurants, day labourers and bus stops in the Iraqi capital over a span of more than two hours.
The violence started at around 8am, when a bomb exploded outside a restaurant in the Mashtal neighbourhood, killing four and wounding 15 others.
Minutes later, two casual building workers were killed and eight were wounded by a roadside bomb where they touted for work.
Hospital officials said the biggest death toll was from a car bombing near the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Baghdad's eastern Qahira neighbourhood which killed seven people and wounded 21.
Other attacks struck the largely Shi'ite neighbourhoods of Hussainiyah, Zafarniyah, Shula, Utaifiya and Sadr City.
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