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Suicide car bomb kills 11 at outdoor market in Baghdad

A suicide car bomb ripped through an outdoor market in a Shiite-dominated northeastern district of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, officials said, as government forces deployed across much of the Iraqi capital in preparation for a major military parade later this week.

The developments came on the heels of two large-scale attacks claimed by the Islamic State group that killed more than 300 people last week. On Monday, visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Washington would send 560 more troops to Iraq to help battle Islamic State.

In Tuesday's bombing, the explosives-laden pickup truck exploded during the morning rush hour at a vegetable and fruit...

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