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Thursday
May162013

Dozens Killed, Over 100 Injured in Baghdad Explosions

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- A series of explosions Wednesday evening killed 23 and wounded over 100 people in Baghdad, according to police.

Authorities say the 11 explosions occurred in mainly Shia areas of the Iraqi capital.

These car bombings are the latest incidents in a month of sectarian violence, which has claimed 250 deaths total.

Tensions between minority Sunni Muslims and the Shia majority are at their highest since U.S. troops pulled out in 2011, making April the deadliest month in Iraq over the last five years.

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