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Car bombs kill 32 in Baghdad—officials


A destroyed car is moved from the scene of a car bomb attack in the town of Taji, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. In violence, which struck at least 10 cities across the nation Insurgents killed at least 39 people in a wave of attacks against Iraqi security forces on Sunday, gunning down soldiers at an army post and bombing police recruits waiting in line to apply for jobs, officials said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

BAGHDAD—Five car bombs exploded in mainly Shiite areas of the Iraqi capital late on Sunday, killing at least 32 people and wounding 102 others, security and medical officials said.

The attacks were part of a wave of violence that swept across Iraq since late on Saturday, leaving more than 80 dead.

In north Baghdad, a car bomb killed at least 13 people and wounded at least 32, another in Shuala killed at least five and wounded 22, while a third in Urr killed four and wounded 13 and a fourth in Hurriyah killed three and wounded 14, an interior ministry official and a medical source said.

In the west of the city, a car bomb targeted a market in the Washash area, killing at least seven people and wounding 21, the ministry official and a medical source said.


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