70 killed in Baghdad bombings

  • More than 70 people were killed in a series of bombings in Shi'ite neighborhoods across Baghdad on Monday.

    Several more were injured as nearly a dozen bombs were detonated in bustling shopping districts and markets of the Iraqi capital.

    No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blasts.

    In recent months, tensions have escalated between Iraq's Sunni and Shia population over claims by the majority Sunni Muslim communities that they have been overlooked by Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's Shia-led government.

    Scores of people have been killed in attacks, mainly in Iraq's majority Shi’ite areas, over the past few weeks.

    An estimated 450 people lost their lives in May, the second consecutive month in which more than 400 people were killed.

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