Baghdad bombings claim 84 lives, injure 300

  • A wave of bombings across Iraq has killed 84 people and injured nearly 300.

    The attacks mark the deadliest day in the country since U.S. troops withdrew last year.

    Ten locations in Baghdad were hit. Many of the dead were Shia pilgrims attending a religious festival.

    There has been a rise in sectarian violence across Iraq in recent months as political tensions escalate.

    No group has yet taken responsibility for the attacks but Iraqi Sunni insurgents tied to al-Qaeda have attacked Shia targets in the past.