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Three children, 24 adults killed in Baghdad café bombing

It is believed that three children are among the dead.

Image: Karim Kadim/AP/Press Association Images

A LATE-NIGHT bombing at a café in west Baghdad killed at least 27 people and wounded more than 50 others, security and medical officials said tonight.

The blast struck at 10pm (local time) at a small shopping mall in Amriyah.

Three children were among those killed, the officials told AFP.

The Dubai cafe, where the bomb went off, lies on the 2nd floor of a small shopping mall in the predominantly-Sunni neighbourhood, and is frequented by young men playing billiards and video games.

The mall, however, is often filled with families as it also contains restaurants and clothes shops.

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