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Iraq Bombings Kill at Least 16, Mostly in Baghdad

Iraqi authorities say a series of bomb attacks killed at least 16 people on Thursday, mostly in the capital Baghdad, as the country struggles to contain a recent surge in sectarian violence.

Six bombings were reported in and around Baghdad, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, which occurred in both Sunni and Shi'ite neighborhoods.

Elsewhere, a suicide bombing in the northern city of Mosul killed three policemen.



Nationwide attacks on Wednesday killed at least 28 people, including members of a wedding party in Baghdad.

Violence has killed hundreds in Iraq this month as militants try to exploit tensions between minority Sunnis and majority Shi'ites to foment a sectarian war.

Iraqi Sunnis accuse the country's Shi'ite-led government of marginalizing them, ignoring their concerns, and unfairly targeting Sunni political leaders for arrest.

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Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province, Syria, June 30, 2014.

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