Insurgents unleashed a new wave of attacks on Tuesday in Iraq,killing at least 53 people,officials said,the latest in a surge in violence across the country that has raised concerns over a return to sectarian bloodshed. Also,seven militants were killed.
There was no claim of responsibility for the attacks,mostly car bombs in Shia areas.
The deadliest attack was in Baghdads northern Shaab neighborhood. Two parked car bombs targeted car dealers and a commercial area,killing nine,including a policeman,a police officer said. He said 24 others were wounded.