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Deadly car bomb blasts hit Baghdad

  • Several car bombs exploded across the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 20 people and injuring dozens more.

    The attacks are believed to have targeted mainly Shia areas in the city.

    According to security sources, three explosions took place in the neighborhoods of Ourfally, Kiyara and Falah Street in the eastern suburb of Sadr City.

    Bombs also explodedin the suburbs of al-Amin, al-Husseiniya and Kamaliya, reports say.

    There were nine car bombs, according to state-controlled al-Iraqiya TV.

    No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombings.

    However, in recent months Sunni insurgents linked to al-Qaeda have been blamed for a rise in violence.