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Attacks kill 51 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD — A blistering string of apparently coordinated bombings and a shooting across Iraq killed at least 51 people and wounded dozens Sunday, spreading fear throughout the country in a wave of violence that is raising the prospect of a return to widespread sectarian killing a decade after a US-led invasion.

Violence has spiked sharply in Iraq in recent months, with the death toll rising to levels not seen since 2008.

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