Baghdad car bombs kill at least 32: Officials
BAGHDAD - Agence France-PresseTen car bombs exploded in Baghdad province on Oct. 17, killing at least 32 people and wounding almost 100 others, Iraqi security and medical officials said.
Two car bombs each hit Sinaa street in central Baghdad, Graiat in its north and Husseiniyah near the city, and one each exploded in Baghdad Jadida and Maamal in the capital's east, and in Dura and Shurta al-Rabea in its south.
The Sinaa street blasts were the deadliest of the attacks, killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 20.
Violence in Iraq has reached a level not seen since 2008, when the country was just emerging from a brutal sectarian conflict.
The bloodshed, which has included sectarian attacks, has raised fears of a relapse into the intense Shiite-Sunni conflict that cost tens of thousands of lives in 2006-2007.
With the latest attack, more than 380 people have been killed so far this month, and over 5,050 since the beginning of the year, according to AFP figures based on security and medical sources.