Two killed by bomb hidden in rubbish

Two street cleaners were killed today by a bomb hidden in a rubbish heap in northern Baghdad.

Officials say the blast occurred at 8am local time as street sweepers were cleaning in the Sunni neighbourhood of Azamiyah. Two people were killed and three passers-by wounded.

The explosion comes a day after a series of bombings targeted government buildings in Baghdad, killing at least 127 people and wounding more than 500.

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