Twin blasts kill at least 38 in Iraqi capital Baghdad

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Iraqis carry the coffin of a victim during a funeral in the holy city of Najaf, on January 15, 2018, following today’s twin suicide bombing in the capital Baghdad. Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for the elimination of jihadist “sleeper cells” after the bombing killed 31 people in Baghdad in the second such attack in three days. / AFP PHOTO / Haidar HAMDANI

Iraq’s capital is dealing with the aftermath of back-to-back attacks. A pair of explosions in Baghdad killed at least 38 and wounded dozens more.

The attack has stirred up anger among residents, with many blaming the government for the second attack of its kind in three days. Experts say this is particularly problematic ahead of parliamentary elections in May.

Associated Press reporter Susannah George reports from Baghdad.

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