BAGHDAD (AP) — The latest series of coordinated attacks in Iraq has left at least 67 people dead.
Many were caught up in a string of car bombings that tore through the Iraqi capital early in the evening as residents were out shopping or heading to dinner. Those explosions in several different neighborhoods claimed more than 50 lives in a span of less than two hours.
The evening’s deadliest attack happened when two car bombs went off near restaurants and shops in a northeastern suburb of Baghdad, killing nine people.
There’s been a spike in violence in Iraq in recent months, as insurgents try to capitalize on rising sectarian and ethnic tensions.