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Nine More Dead in Iraq Car Bombings


Iraqi police say insurgents have carried out at least four more car bomb attacks in Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul, killing nine people and wounding nearly 30 others.

The attacks are part of a sharp upsurge in bombings since Baghdad's new government was announced last week. More than 100 people, most of them civilians, have been killed since Friday.

In Monday's deadliest attack, a car bomb exploded in a south Baghdad market area, killing six pedestrians. At least two other people were killed in a second attack in the capital.

To the north, U.S. officials say two suicide bombers in Mosul blew themselves up, killing a child and wounding 15 others.

Sunday, bombings killed more than 30 people, including 25 Kurds attending the funeral of a slain local Kurdish official in the northern town of Tall Afar.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters.