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At least eleven premature babies died in a fire that ravaged Yarmouk maternity hospital in Baghdad, the capital city of Iraq, on Wednesday morning. The cause of fire is still not confirmed but Iraq's Health Ministry suspect an electrical fault.

In a statement released by the ministry, the officials said that seven other babies along with 29 women were rescued and shifted to another hospital.

The incident happened amidst several terror threats on Baghdad. Last month, seven people were killed and 11 others were injured by a suicide bomber in the north of Baghdad. Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack.

Yesterday, at least 70 journalists and lawyers were killed in a blast that shook a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta in Pakistan. The mourners gathered at the emergency ward to accompany the body of a prominent lawyer who was gunned down on August 8 by unidentified assailants.

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