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At least 17 people died and more than 50 were injured in three blasts in predominantly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, the police and medical sources said.

The authorities said a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a commercial street in the eastern al-Jadida area of the Iraqi capital. Nine people were killed in this explosion while more than 30 people were injured.

Sources said the second suicide attack struck a commercial street of Bayaa in western Baghdad, killing six and wounding 22.

The third roadside bomb exploded near a gathering of cattle herders and merchants in al-Radhwaniya, which is also in western Baghdad. The police said the third explosion killed two people.

No group has claimed responsibility for the three attacks.

However, this year the Islamic State militants have intensified bomb attacks in government-held areas. Experts say this is a revenge as it lost territory to U.S.-backed Iraqi government forces and Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias.

In July, a truck bombing killed at least 324 people in Karrada shopping area of Baghdad.

The ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim group claimed the responsibility of the deadliest single attack in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion.

The group still continues to control huge areas in both northern and western Iraq, including the city of Mosul, captured in 2014.

**This story is developing**

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