TIME Middle East

Dual Bombings Kill 19 People in Iraq

The two bombs in the same neighborhood injured more than 50 others in the Iraqi capital

Separate bombs in a northern neighborhood of Baghdad killed 19 people Thursday amid an upswing in violence across the country over the past year.

A car bomb that exploded in a commercial street in the neighborhood of Azamiyah killed 12 people and wounded 28, the Associated Press reports. Minutes later, a bomb exploded in a nearby market, killing seven and wounding 27.

A surge in attacks last year led to the highest death toll since 2007, when sectarian violence began to subside.

[AP]

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