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Series of car bombs rocks Iraq; 37 dead

Shi’ite markets targeted

BAGHDAD — Car bombs tore through shopping areas within minutes of each other in mainly Shi’ite neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 37 people and wounding more than 130.

The attacks come amid rising sectarian discord in Iraq and appear aimed at shaking Iraqis’ confidence in the Shi’ite-led government. The explosions struck at the start of the local work week and primarily targeted outdoor markets.

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