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Baghdad bomb attacks kill at least 33

Militant groups,including al-Qaeda,have increased attacks in recent months in an insurgency.

A series of car bombs in Baghdad killed at least 33 people and wounded over 100 on Thursday,with one near the “Green Zone” diplomatic complex,fuelling a death toll that has soared since the beginning of the year to levels not seen since 2008.

Militant groups,including al-Qaeda,have increased attacks in recent months in an insurgency against Iraq’s Shia-led government,raising fears of a return to full-blown sectarian conflict after US troops withdrew 18 months ago.

Iraqi police sources said one bomb exploded just 200-300 metres outside Baghdad’s international zone,close to Iraq’s Foreign Ministry,killing four and wounding 12.

The central zone is a highly-fortified area housing Western embassies including the US mission and the nearby Iraqi ministry has been a frequent target of attacks.

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