Car bombs across Iraqi capital kill nearly 60 people

A series of car bombs exploded across the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing nearly 60 people in predominantly Shi’ite districts, police and medics said.

By Kareem Raheem

Article ReprintA man looks at a shop, site of a car bomb attack in Hilla

It was not immediately clear who had carried out the attacks, which appeared coordinated, but Sunni Islamist militants, including an al Qaeda affiliate, have been striking with a ferocity not seen in years.

More than two years of civil war in neighboring Syria have aggravated deep-rooted sectarian divisions in Iraq, fraying an uneasy government coalition of Shi’ite, Sunni and ethnic Kurdish factions.

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