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Ten Cars Explode In Baghdad, Killing Dozens
Ten cars rigged with explosives have blown up in Baghdad killing more than 38 people.
The bombs were hidden in parked cars and detonated over a 30-minute period in busy streets, mainly in Shia areas.
In a separate incident, at least 12 soldiers were killed in the northern city of†Mosul, when a man driving a car blew himself up outside a government bank.
The soldiers were waiting to collect their salaries, police said.†
At least 100 people were injured in the Baghdad attacks, many hurt as they attended markets.
Hundreds have been killed in Iraq this month, with the often sectarian-fuelled violence reaching its highest level since 2008.
Around 1,000 people were killed and more than 2,000 hurt in September alone, according to the UN.
And unofficial counts for October suggest more than 600 have been killed.
Sunni militants, including the local offshoot of al-Qaeda, are believed to be responsible for the attacks, which usually target Shia areas.
The Shia-led government has been accused of failing to address grievances among the Sunni Arab minority, including allegations of abuses by security forces.