Dozens dead in Iraqi bombing spree

More than 70 people were killed in a series of car bomb explosions targeting Shi'ite Muslims across Iraq on May 27, part of the worst sectarian violence since U.S. troops pulled out in December 2011.


Iraqi firefighters distinguish a fire at the scene of a car bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 27, 2013. A parked car bomb explosion in the busy commercial Sadoun Street in central Baghdad, killed and wounded scores of people, police said. (AP Photo)
Iraqi firefighters distinguish a fire at the scene of a car bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 27, 2013. A parked car bomb explosion in the busy commercial Sadoun Street in central Baghdad, killed and wounded scores of people, police said. (AP Photo)
Iraqi firefighters distinguish a fire at the scene of a car bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 27, 2013. A parked car bomb explosion in the busy commercial Sadoun Street in central Baghdad, killed and wounded scores of people, police said. (AP Photo)
Iraqis gather at the scene of a car bomb attack at a used cars dealers parking lot in Habibiya neighborhood of eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 27, 2013. A wave of car bombings tore through mostly Shiite Muslim neighborhoods of the Baghdad area, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said, in the latest outburst of an unusually intense wave of bloodshed roiling Iraq. The blasts are the latest indication that Iraq's security is rapidly deteriorating. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Iraqis gather at the scene of a car bomb attack at a used cars dealers parking lot in Habibiya neighborhood of eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 27, 2013. A wave of car bombings tore through mostly Shiite Muslim neighborhoods of the Baghdad area, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said, in the latest outburst of an unusually intense wave of bloodshed roiling Iraq. The blasts are the latest indication that Iraq's security is rapidly deteriorating. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Iraqis gather at the scene of a car bomb attack at a used cars dealers parking lot in Habibiya neighborhood of eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 27, 2013. A wave of car bombings tore through mostly Shiite Muslim neighborhoods of the Baghdad area, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said, in the latest outburst of an unusually intense wave of bloodshed roiling Iraq. The blasts are the latest indication that Iraq's security is rapidly deteriorating. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Iraqis gather at the scene of a car bomb attack at a used cars dealers parking lot in Habibiya neighborhood of eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 27, 2013. A wave of car bombings tore through mostly Shiite Muslim neighborhoods of the Baghdad area, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said, in the latest outburst of an unusually intense wave of bloodshed roiling Iraq. The blasts are the latest indication that Iraq's security is rapidly deteriorating. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
Iraqis gather at the scene of a car bomb attack at a used cars dealers parking lot in Habibiya neighborhood of eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 27, 2013. A wave of car bombings tore through mostly Shiite Muslim neighborhoods of the Baghdad area, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said, in the latest outburst of an unusually intense wave of bloodshed roiling Iraq. The blasts are the latest indication that Iraq's security is rapidly deteriorating. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
Iraqis gather at the scene of a car bomb attack at a used cars dealers parking lot in Habibiya neighborhood of eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 27, 2013. A wave of car bombings tore through mostly Shiite Muslim neighborhoods of the Baghdad area, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said, in the latest outburst of an unusually intense wave of bloodshed roiling Iraq. The blasts are the latest indication that Iraq's security is rapidly deteriorating. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
An Iraqi woman passes by the scene of a car bomb attack in Kamaliyah neighborhood, a predominantly Shiite area of eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 20, 2013. A wave of car bombings across Baghdad's Shiite neighborhoods and in the southern city of Basra killed and wounded dozens of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
An Iraqi woman passes by the scene of a car bomb attack in Kamaliyah neighborhood, a predominantly Shiite area of eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 20, 2013. A wave of car bombings across Baghdad's Shiite neighborhoods and in the southern city of Basra killed and wounded dozens of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
An Iraqi woman passes by the scene of a car bomb attack in Kamaliyah neighborhood, a predominantly Shiite area of eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 20, 2013. A wave of car bombings across Baghdad's Shiite neighborhoods and in the southern city of Basra killed and wounded dozens of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
Civilians gather at the site of a car bomb attack in front of a crowded popular restaurant in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 20, 2013. Two car bombings in the southern city of Basra, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said. Iraq has seen a spike of attacks, including bombings hitting both Sunni and Shiite civilian targets over the last week. (AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani)
Civilians gather at the site of a car bomb attack in front of a crowded popular restaurant in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 20, 2013. Two car bombings in the southern city of Basra, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said. Iraq has seen a spike of attacks, including bombings hitting both Sunni and Shiite civilian targets over the last week. (AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani)
Civilians gather at the site of a car bomb attack in front of a crowded popular restaurant in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 20, 2013. Two car bombings in the southern city of Basra, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said. Iraq has seen a spike of attacks, including bombings hitting both Sunni and Shiite civilian targets over the last week. (AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani)
Civilians inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the Kamaliyah neighborhood, a predominantly Shiite area of eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 20, 2013. A wave of car bombings across Baghdad’s Shiite neighborhoods and in the southern city of Basra killed and wounded scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
Civilians inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the Kamaliyah neighborhood, a predominantly Shiite area of eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 20, 2013. A wave of car bombings across Baghdad’s Shiite neighborhoods and in the southern city of Basra killed and wounded scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
Civilians inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the Kamaliyah neighborhood, a predominantly Shiite area of eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 20, 2013. A wave of car bombings across Baghdad’s Shiite neighborhoods and in the southern city of Basra killed and wounded scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
Residents react to a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Two car bombs struck a disputed northern Iraqi city on Wednesday as a series of attacks across the country, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said. (AP Photo/Emad Matti)
Residents react to a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Two car bombs struck a disputed northern Iraqi city on Wednesday as a series of attacks across the country, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said. (AP Photo/Emad Matti)
Residents react to a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Two car bombs struck a disputed northern Iraqi city on Wednesday as a series of attacks across the country, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said. (AP Photo/Emad Matti)
Civilians and security forces personnel gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in the Husseiniyah suburb of northeastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 6, 2013. Two car bombs blew up in a Baghdad suburb, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said, in the deadlier of two attacks Monday that left at least 10 dead in the Iraqi capital. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Civilians and security forces personnel gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in the Husseiniyah suburb of northeastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 6, 2013. Two car bombs blew up in a Baghdad suburb, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said, in the deadlier of two attacks Monday that left at least 10 dead in the Iraqi capital. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Civilians and security forces personnel gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in the Husseiniyah suburb of northeastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 6, 2013. Two car bombs blew up in a Baghdad suburb, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said, in the deadlier of two attacks Monday that left at least 10 dead in the Iraqi capital. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Insurgents unleashed deadly attacks Tuesday against Shiite areas of Baghdad, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Insurgents unleashed deadly attacks Tuesday against Shiite areas of Baghdad, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Insurgents unleashed deadly attacks Tuesday against Shiite areas of Baghdad, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
People gather at the scene of a car bomb attack close to one of the main gates to the heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses major government offices and the embassies of several countries, including the United States and Britain in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of bombings tore through Baghdad on Tuesday, killing and wounding scores of people, police said, highlighting increasing sectarian tensions on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led war. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
People gather at the scene of a car bomb attack close to one of the main gates to the heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses major government offices and the embassies of several countries, including the United States and Britain in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of bombings tore through Baghdad on Tuesday, killing and wounding scores of people, police said, highlighting increasing sectarian tensions on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led war. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
People gather at the scene of a car bomb attack close to one of the main gates to the heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses major government offices and the embassies of several countries, including the United States and Britain in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of bombings tore through Baghdad on Tuesday, killing and wounding scores of people, police said, highlighting increasing sectarian tensions on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led war. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
Smoke rises after a car bomb attack in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of apparently coordinated bombings rumbled across the Iraqi capital Tuesday morning, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Smoke rises after a car bomb attack in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of apparently coordinated bombings rumbled across the Iraqi capital Tuesday morning, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Smoke rises after a car bomb attack in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of apparently coordinated bombings rumbled across the Iraqi capital Tuesday morning, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Civilians and security forces personnel gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in the Husseiniyah suburb of northeastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 6, 2013. Two car bombs blew up in a Baghdad suburb, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said, in the deadlier of two attacks Monday that left at least 10 dead in the Iraqi capital. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Civilians and security forces personnel gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in the Husseiniyah suburb of northeastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 6, 2013. Two car bombs blew up in a Baghdad suburb, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said, in the deadlier of two attacks Monday that left at least 10 dead in the Iraqi capital. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Civilians and security forces personnel gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in the Husseiniyah suburb of northeastern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 6, 2013. Two car bombs blew up in a Baghdad suburb, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said, in the deadlier of two attacks Monday that left at least 10 dead in the Iraqi capital. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Insurgents unleashed deadly attacks Tuesday against Shiite areas of Baghdad, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Insurgents unleashed deadly attacks Tuesday against Shiite areas of Baghdad, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Insurgents unleashed deadly attacks Tuesday against Shiite areas of Baghdad, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
People gather at the scene of a car bomb attack close to one of the main gates to the heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses major government offices and the embassies of several countries, including the United States and Britain in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of bombings tore through Baghdad on Tuesday, killing and wounding scores of people, police said, highlighting increasing sectarian tensions on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led war. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
People gather at the scene of a car bomb attack close to one of the main gates to the heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses major government offices and the embassies of several countries, including the United States and Britain in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of bombings tore through Baghdad on Tuesday, killing and wounding scores of people, police said, highlighting increasing sectarian tensions on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led war. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
People gather at the scene of a car bomb attack close to one of the main gates to the heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses major government offices and the embassies of several countries, including the United States and Britain in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of bombings tore through Baghdad on Tuesday, killing and wounding scores of people, police said, highlighting increasing sectarian tensions on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led war. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
Smoke rises after a car bomb attack in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of apparently coordinated bombings rumbled across the Iraqi capital Tuesday morning, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Smoke rises after a car bomb attack in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of apparently coordinated bombings rumbled across the Iraqi capital Tuesday morning, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Smoke rises after a car bomb attack in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of apparently coordinated bombings rumbled across the Iraqi capital Tuesday morning, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Insurgents unleashed deadly attacks Tuesday against Shiite areas of Baghdad, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Insurgents unleashed deadly attacks Tuesday against Shiite areas of Baghdad, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Insurgents unleashed deadly attacks Tuesday against Shiite areas of Baghdad, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
People gather at the scene of a car bomb attack close to one of the main gates to the heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses major government offices and the embassies of several countries, including the United States and Britain in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of bombings tore through Baghdad on Tuesday, killing and wounding scores of people, police said, highlighting increasing sectarian tensions on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led war. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
People gather at the scene of a car bomb attack close to one of the main gates to the heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses major government offices and the embassies of several countries, including the United States and Britain in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of bombings tore through Baghdad on Tuesday, killing and wounding scores of people, police said, highlighting increasing sectarian tensions on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led war. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
People gather at the scene of a car bomb attack close to one of the main gates to the heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses major government offices and the embassies of several countries, including the United States and Britain in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of bombings tore through Baghdad on Tuesday, killing and wounding scores of people, police said, highlighting increasing sectarian tensions on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led war. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
Smoke rises after a car bomb attack in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of apparently coordinated bombings rumbled across the Iraqi capital Tuesday morning, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Smoke rises after a car bomb attack in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of apparently coordinated bombings rumbled across the Iraqi capital Tuesday morning, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
Smoke rises after a car bomb attack in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A wave of apparently coordinated bombings rumbled across the Iraqi capital Tuesday morning, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)

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