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    Military vehicles of Iraqi security forces are seen on a road during clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants. (Photo: Reuters) | Photo: Reuters

Published 22 September 2014

Reports by the police say that three mortars landed in a residential area killing six people, one of which was a 12 year old.

Bomb and mortar attacks have left at least 13 dead in Shiite areas of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Sunday. 

The renewed attacks, most likely by the Islamic State insurgents which consider Shiites heretics, come as the Iraqi army said they had broken a siege on soldiers by the Islamic State west of the capital. 

Reports by the police say that three mortars landed in a residential area killing six people, one of which was a 12 year old.

After this attack, a bomb was set off in a commercial street killing four people.

A further bomb exploded in another Shiite district which killed three more people, bringing the total of the deadly attacks on Sunday to 13.

This comes as the former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair said that, "Ground troops are necessary to fight Islamic State - diplomacy will not defeat them," urging Western nations not to rule out further military attacks.

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