Car bombings kill nearly 30 in Iraq
Iraqi security and medical sources reported that bombings targeted a crowded bird market in the Kadhimiyah neighborhood of the capital, Baghdad, just after 9:00 a.m. local time (0600 GMT) on Friday.
According to official reports, two other car bombs also went off in the town of Shomali in the central province of Babil, killing at least five people and wounding more than ten others.
No group has claimed responsibility of the attacks.
The recent wave of deadly attacks came after nearly two dozen people lost their lives and over 40 others were wounded in a bomb attack in the town of Taji, some 25 kilometers north of Baghdad, on February 4.
Similar attacks claimed the lives of four security officials in the cities of Mussayib and Mosul on Thursday.
Also on February 3, coordinated attacks on police headquarters claimed more than 30 lives and hurt some 70 others in the northern city of Kirkuk.
Bombings and shootings have recently intensified across Iraq. The government has stepped up efforts to increase security across the country over the past few months.
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