Car bombs in central Baghdad kill at least 9

BAGHDAD, Iraq Two policemen say 23 people were wounded in the blasts, which struck just after 8:00 a.m. Monday and set several cars nearby on fire. The policemen say 13 soldiers were among the wounded.

An official at al-Yarmouk hospital confirmed the casualty figures.

All officials all spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the media.

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