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Bombs in Baghdad kill 35

08 June 2014, 15:38

Baghdad - Authorities in Iraq say a series of car bombs targeting commercial streets have killed at least 35 people in the capital, Baghdad.

Police say the first attack took place on Saturday night in Baghdad's western district of Baiyaa, killing nine people and wounding 22.

Later on, police say five car bombs in different parts of Baghdad killed 26 people and wounded 40. Police say all the attacks happened in a one-hour period.

Hospital officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to release details to journalists.

Violence in Iraq has spiked following a security crackdown on a Sunni protest camp last year. According to United Nations figures, 8 868 people were killed in Iraq in 2013.

- AP

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