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Car bombs rock Baghdad, killing more than 50

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 01:10

Aug. 7 - Bombers target markets and shopping streets in and around Baghdad, killing at least 51 and wounding more than one hundred others. Andrew Raven reports.

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A series of car bombs in Iraq have left at least 50 people dead and wounded more than a hundred others. The blasts rocked busy markets and shopping streets in and around Baghdad. One witness in the capital's Husseiniya district said women and children were among the dead. "The car was parked here for more than 30 minutes and nobody checked it," says this bystander. "At the end it exploded killing children and women who were shopping at breaking fast time, all of them (the victims) were innocents." The blasts went off in quick succession in northern, eastern and southern parts of the capital. The coordinated attacks are part of a recent wave of sectarian violence in Iraq. In July, more than 1,000 people were killed in attacks, the deadliest month since 2008. Much of the violence has been linked to Sunni Islamist insurgents - who are waging what officials call an "open war" against the Shi'ite-led government.

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Car bombs rock Baghdad, killing more than 50

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 01:10