String of violence kills at least 30 in Baghdad
Iraqi civilians check the site of an explosion in Baghdad on Wednesday. Coordinated car bombs ripped through mostly Shiite neighbourhoods in the Baghdad area during rush hour, killing at least 30 people, the latest in spiralling violence in recent months. (AFP)
At least 30 people died Wednesday in a spate of car bombings targeting mainly Shiite areas in the Iraqi capital, police and medical sources reported.
The apparently synchronized explosions occurred in northern and eastern Baghdad during rush hour in the capital and also left at least 100 injured, said security officials.
There has been a sharp rise in sectarian violence in Iraq in recent months.
The United Nations estimates that 1,057 people were killed in July alone, the deadliest month in more than five years.