Wave of car bombs hit central Iraq

Tehran. Ten car bombs in central Iraq, including five in Baghdad, killed at least 19 people Tuesday, officials said, after another series of blasts the day before.

Tehran. Ten car bombs in central Iraq, including five in Baghdad, killed at least 19 people Tuesday, officials said, after another series of blasts the day before.

The blasts on Tuesday in the Iraqi capital hit four different areas, killing at least 10 people. AFP news agency reported that at least 30 people were wounded as a result of the attacks.

Bayaa in south Baghdad was hit by two car bombs which killed at least five people while another exploded in a nearby area, killing two people. 

Three more car bombs exploded in Hilla, south of Baghdad, killing five people and wounding 22, while one in Mussayib and another in Iskandiriyah killed a total of four people and wounded 32.

The attacks came a day after a series of explosions in the capital left at least 23 dead. Those attacks on Monday occurred shortly after sunset and targeted crowded commercial areas near Shia mosques.

Violence in Iraq has reached a level not seen since 2008, when it was emerging from a brutal period of sectarian killings that claimed tens of thousands of lives.

Attacks and clashes have killed more than 470 people so far this month and more than 1,450 since the start of the year, according to AFP figures based on security and medical sources.

 

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