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Violence Claims More Iraqi Lives

Iraqi officials say several attacks, including car bomb, have killed at least five people in Baghdad on June 6.

A car bomb exploded in a livestock market in the Nahrawan area in Baghdad’s southeast, killing at least two and injuring more than 20 people.

A second car bomb targeted the industrial area of southwestern neighborhood of Bayaa, killing at least three people.

Attacks in Baghdad and Iraq’s other cities have risen sharply in recent months.

The United Nations said more than 1,000 people, mainly civilians, were killed in Iraq in May -- the highest monthly death toll since 2008.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP