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    Four Baghdad Bombings Kill Scores

    ISIS is ramping up its deadly attacks on the Iraqi capital. After a market bombing last week that killed more than 70 people, today the city has been rocked with four separate explosions, which together slaughtered more than 60. The largest was a suicide bombing, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility, that tore through a market in the Shia neighborhood of Shaab. Now many Iraqi citizens are asking for more state protection, especially for crowded public areas like markets, as ISIS, losing ground on traditional battlefields, steps up terror attacks instead.

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