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58 killed in Iraq car bombings, attacks

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BAGHDAD – A wave of car bombings and other attacks in Iraq killed at least 58 people in mostly Shiite-majority cities on Sunday.

More than 4,000 people have been killed in attacks since the start of April, including 804 in August.

Sunday’s deadliest attack was in the city of Hillah, 60 miles south of Baghdad, where a car bomb near an outdoor market killed nine civilians and wounded 15 others, a police officer said. A few minutes later, another car bomb went off nearby, killing six civilians and wounding 14, he added.

In the nearby town of Iskandariyah, another car bomb hit a parking lot, killing four civilians and wounding nine, police said.

Another car bomb went off in an industrial area of the Shiite city of Karbala, killing five and wounding 25, a police officer said.

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