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Fatalities Reported As Explosions Hit Baghdad

Smoke rises from the site of a bomb attack near Khullani Square in Baghdad on February 5, a day on which dozens died in explosions in the Iraqi capital.
Casualties are reported after the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, was again hit by a number of explosions.

Reports say at least five car bombs exploded on February 6, and at least five people were killed and dozens of others injured.

Reports say the blasts occurred in market areas and neighborhoods mostly populated by Shi'ites.

Multiple explosions in Baghdad on February 5 left more than 30 people dead, with most of the casualties coming in attacks near the heavily protected Green Zone government and diplomatic area.

More than 1,000 people were killed in violence in Iraq in January -- the highest monthly toll in five years -- amid high tensions between minority Sunnis and majority Shi'a and a conflict between security forces and Islamist insurgents in the western province of Anbar.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP