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At least 48 people have been killed and 129 injured in a suicide bomb attack at a military recruitment centre in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital.

The injured were rushed to hospitals close to the military centre, which was formerly the defence ministry during Saddam Hussein's rule.

This latest bombing comes a fortnight before the deadline for the end of US "combat operations" in the country.

At least 300 people have been killed in Iraq since the beginning of August.

Al Jazeera's Omar Al Saleh has more from Baghdad.

Source: Al Jazeera