Iraq

At Least 36 Dead in Car Bombs Across Baghdad

Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a previous round

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A series of car bombs exploded across the Iraqi capital late on Tuesday, killing at least 36 people in predominantly Shi'ite districts, police and medics said.

It was not immediately clear who had carried out the attacks, which appeared coordinated, but Sunni Islamist militants, including an al Qaeda-affiliate, have been regaining momentum in their insurgency against the Shi'ite-led government.

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