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At least 157 killed in series of Baghdad bombings

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BAGHDAD, Iraq- Despite an ongoing, U.S.-led security crackdown in Baghdad, four separate bombings in the capital today have claimed more than 150 lives. Iraqi police and hospital officials say the death toll has reached 157, including at least 112 people killed in a single attack - a parked car bomb that exploded at a Shiite marketplace. Another 115 were wounded.

It's the same market where 137 people were killed in February. At least 30 people died when a suicide car bomber crashed into a checkpoint for the Shiite Sadr City area, and eleven died when a parked car exploded near a hospital. A bomb on a minibus killed four people. A U.S. raid in western Anbar province left five suspects dead and 30 in custody.

The U.S. military also announced the discovery of 3,000 gallons of nitric acid - which can be a key component for explosives - in a Baghdad warehouse. 

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