(BAGHDAD) — More than three dozen people were killed in a string of car bombings throughout Iraq on Monday. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Bombings have increased significantly since April when the Shiite-government’s military raided a Sunni encampment, an incident that appears to have reignited sectarian tensions that nearly tore the country apart five years ago.
According to local authorities, several car bomb attacks were reported in the capital with the deadliest in Baghdad’s western district of Jihad, where eight people were killed.
All told, there were at least 10 insurgent strikes in Baghdad and provinces north of the city. The attacks left dozens more injured.
More than 2,000 people have died over the past two months, easily the worst spate of violence since U.S. forces withdrew from Iraq a year-and-a-half ago.
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Artemis Moshtaghian and Lawrence Crook III, CNN Newswire
Sophia Saifi, CNN Newswire