Iraq

Car Bombings Around Baghdad Kill at Least 16

Tensions between Sunnis and Shiites on the rise

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Car bombings in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, have killed at least 16 people and wounded dozens more, police say.

In one attack, a car packed with explosives exploded near an army checkpoint in the town of Mahmoudiya, south of the capital, killing five.

Shortly after, a car bomb was detonated in the northern Baghdad suburb of Taji, claiming six lives, officials said.