At least 100 people have been killed in two separate attacks on busy street markets in Baghdad and Baquba.

Eighty-eight people died and 160 were injured in a double car bombing at a second-hand clothes market in Baghdad, the worst such attack this year.

A further 12 died in a bomb and mortar attack in the nearby city of Baquba.

The attacks came as the first of over 21,000 extra US troops ordered by US President George W Bush arrived in Baghdad on a mission to boost security.


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