Wave of bombings kill 62 in Iraq

A series of car bombings in Baghdad, an explosion at a market and a suicide assault in a northern city killed at least 62 people across Iraq on Sunday, officials said.

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Iraq bomb blasts kill at least 62

The death toll from a wave of bombings across Iraq today has risen to at least 62, officials said.

There were a series of car bombings in Baghdad, along with an explosion at a market and a suicide assault in a northern city.

Citizens inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad. Credit: AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed

Coordinated bombings in Iraq have killed more than 5,000 people since April.

The local branch of al-Qaida often takes responsibility for the assaults, although there was no immediate claim for Sunday's blasts.

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