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Iraq mourns Baghdad bomb attacks

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>> The cleanup in Baghdad, after a major suicide attack killed over 175 people over the weekend, wounding some 200 more. Islamic State was quick to claim responsibility for the bombing, the deadliest in Iraq this year but as Reuters Save Hamid reports from the capital, locals also blame the government.
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>> Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited the site of the explosion which claimed the lives of many people. The residents of the area, however, have chased him out, hurling pavement stones, slippers, empty water bottles at his motor aid, breaking windows, denting cars. They blamed him for the security failures that claimed the lives of many of their beloved.
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>> Abadi's declared three days of national mourning, telling state media he understands the angry reaction. Some have criticized the police for using a fake bomb detector dubbed the magic wand at checkpoints.>> This device was bought from a British businessman who was tried and jailed in Britain for a scandal.
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The device is not capable of detecting any bombs. However, it was supposed to be used for locating lost golf balls.>> The blast ripped through a busy shopping district late Saturday as people broke their Ramadan fast and prepared for upcoming celebrations at the end of the holy month.
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A second bomb exploded shortly after at another market. The attacks come a week after Iraqi forces recaptured nearby Fallujah from Islamic State. Some security analysts say the jihadists are now trying to compensate for that humiliating defeat.