Bomb blasts in Iraq kill 49: police, medics

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Posted: Feb 18, 2014 6:47 AM

HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - The death toll from a series of bomb blasts in the Iraqi capital and the city of Hilla rose to 49 on Monday, police and medics said.

"Hilla hospital has received 35 bodies so far from seven car bomb blasts," said one health official. A further 14 people were killed in explosions in mainly Shi'ite districts of Baghdad.

(Reporting by Ali al-Rubaie; Writing by Isabel Coles; Editing by Janet Lawrence)