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Updated: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 03:50:53 GMT | By The Associated Press, cbc.ca

Baghdad car bomb attacks kill 24



A Kurdish policeman passes by destroyed ambulances at the site of a car bomb attack in front of the main security forces headquarters in Irbil, Iraq, 350 kilometers (© 217 miles)

A Kurdish policeman passes by destroyed ambulances at the site of a car bomb attack in front of the main security forces headquarters in Irbil, Iraq, 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of Baghdad, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. A twin suicide car bombing and ensuing firefight in the capital of Iraq's largely peaceful self-ruled northern Kurdish region killed and wounded dozens of security forces on Sunday, officials said. (AP Photo) The Associated Press

Iraqi officials say a wave of car bombings in Shia neighbourhoods in Baghdad has killed at least 24 people.

Police officers said the parked car bombs hit outdoor markets and parking lots on Monday. The deadliest bombing was in the eastern Sadr City neighbourhood where seven died. The officers say 75 people were wounded in the attacks.

Medical officials confirmed the causality figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to talk to media

Iraqi militants often target crowded places such as markets, cafes and mosques, seeking to inflict huge casualties.

Attacks in different parts of Iraq — including two suicide bombings in the country's relatively peaceful northern Kurdish region — killed 46 people on Sunday.

More than 4,500 people have been killed since April.

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