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Back-to-back suicide bombings kill 38 in Baghdad

Two suicide bombers struck a busy street market in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 38 people. At least 105 people were wounded. The bombers blew themselves up in Tayran Square during rush hour, when it is typically filled with laborers looking for work. No group immediately claimed responsibility, although the attack was similar to past bombings claimed by the Islamic State. Such attacks had decreased dramatically in the Iraqi capital in recent months as the Iraqi military, backed by the U.S.-led coalition, drove ISIS out of strongholds across the country over the last three years.