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At Least 51 Killed In Car Bombings In Baghdad

Car Bombs Kill Dozens in Baghdad Shi'ite Districts
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A wave of car bombs in the Iraqi capital has killed at least 51 people and wounded more than 100 others.

Officials say at least 11 separate bombs struck Shi'ite-majority areas of Baghdad and a confessionally mixed area just to its north.

The deadliest attack was said to have been in the Sadr City area of Baghdad.

Militants have carried out a string of sectarian attacks in central Iraq, raising the specter of a return to the all-out Sunni-Shi'ite conflict that peaked in 2006-07 and killed tens of thousands of people.

The blasts came a day after a suicide bomber attacked mourners at a Shi'ite mosque south of Baghdad, collapsing the roof and killing 27 people.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AFP, AP, and BBC

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