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Mortars kill 8, wound 40 in central Baghdad - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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BAGHDAD,(Reuters) – Mortar rounds fell on a busy commercial district of central Baghdad on Wednesday, killing eight people and wounding 40, police said.

Four or five bombs fell on the Midan district of Baghdad’s old town, the latest in a spate of such attacks across the capital. The old town has seen a particular upsurge in violence in the past few weeks.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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