Car bombs kill 39 in Baghdad

2013-06-24 21:31
Civilians inspect the site of a parked car bomb attack near a popular restaurant in the Ur neighbourhood in northern Baghdad, Iraq. (Khalid Mohammed, AP)

Civilians inspect the site of a parked car bomb attack near a popular restaurant in the Ur neighbourhood in northern Baghdad, Iraq. (Khalid Mohammed, AP)

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Baghdad - Ten car-bomb explosions killed at least 39 people across the Iraqi capital on Monday, police and medical sources said.

In the central district of Karada, two parked car bombs went off killing at least eight people, and another two car bombs exploded simultaneously near a market in the western district of Jihad, killing eight.

Violence has been increasing in Iraq in recent months, with more than 1 000 people killed in May alone, making it the deadliest month since the sectarian bloodletting of 2006-07.

Insurgents including al Qaeda's Iraqi affiliate have been regaining ground and recruits from the country's Sunni minority, which feels sidelined since the US-led invasion toppled former dictator Saddam Hussein and empowered majority Shiites.

Sectarian tensions in Iraq and the wider region have been inflamed by the civil war in Syria, where mainly Sunni Muslim rebels are fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad, whose Alawite sect derives from Shiite Islam.

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