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Monday
Jul292013

Series of Car Bombings Leave Dozens Dead in Iraq

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- A series of car bomb attacks in Iraq on Monday has left more than 60 people dead and nearly 200 injured.

In all, there were at least 18 car bombings.  A majority of them took place in Baghdad.

So far, there has been no claim of responsibility for the attacks.

Monday's death toll adds to the thousands of Iraqis who have died in attacks since the spring. 

Violence in the country picked up considerably following April's provincial elections.  There are new fears that sectarian warfare will erupt again as militants try to pit the minority Sunnis against the ruling Shiite majority.

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