Iraq

At Least 16 Killed in Baghdad Cafe Bombings

Latest example of sectarian violence

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At least 16 people have been killed in a series of bombings that struck crowded cafes in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.

The bombs went off on Thursday evening when the coffee shops were filled with people watching a football match.

Earlier this week, at least 10 people died when two suicide bombers targeted a protest camp north of the capital.

There has been a recent surge in sectarian violence in Iraq, with last month the bloodiest since June 2008.