Death toll from Iraq bombing spree rises to 65

Monday, September 30, 2013

A series of bomb attacks staged at 13 different spots in capital Baghdad, killing at least 65 people and wounding more than 200 others

A series of bomb attacks staged at 13 different spots in capital Baghdad, killing at least 65 people and wounding more than 200 others

BAGHDAD - Death toll from Monday's multiple bombings in Iraq's capital rose to 65 people while more than 200 others were wounded, security officials said.

Attacks targeted 13 spots in several parts of the Baghdad.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombings, officials said.

In recent months, sectarian violence has surged across Iraq, reaching its highest level since 2008.

Both Sunni and Shiite places of worship were targeted in recent months.

More than 4,500 people have been killed in Iraq since April 2013.

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