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Iraq: Car bombs kill 48

July 30, 2013

Car bombs mainly targeting Shiite-majority areas of Iraq have killed at least 48 people, security and medical officials say, taking the July death toll to more than 780.

More than 3000 people have been killed in violence since the beginning of the year, according to Agence France-Presse figures based on security and medical sources.

On Monday, 11 car bombs hit nine different areas of Baghdad, seven of them Shiite-majority, while another exploded in Mahmudiyah, south of the capital. Two more car bombs exploded in Kut, while two hit Samawa and another detonated in Basra, all south of Baghdad.

The attacks wounded at least 226 people.

SMH

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