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From: Reuters: Explosions hit Baghdad, smoke seen in centre
A loud explosion rocked central Baghdad on Thursday and Reuters correspondents saw smoke rise from an area north of the Green Zone government complex.
Local residents in the west of the city also reported several loud explosions, close to the airport.
It was not clear what caused the blasts. An explosion two hours earlier had sent a heavy plume of smoke above the Green Zone. A U.S. military spokesman offered no explanation.