Car bombs in Iraqi capital kill at least seven

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Three car bombs in the Iraqi capital killed at least seven people Tuesday, security and medical officials said, after more than a dozen died in Baghdad blasts the previous day Hurriyet Daily News reported .

Bayaa in south Baghdad was hit by two car bombs which killed at least five people while another exploded in a nearby area, killing two people. At least 13 people were injured in the attacks

The blasts followed four car bomb attacks in Baghdad on Monday that killed at least 16 people.

Violence in Iraq has reached a level not seen since 2008, when it was emerging from a brutal period of sectarian killings that claimed tens of thousands of lives.

Attacks and clashes have killed more than 470 people so far this month and over 1,450 since the start of the year, according to AFP figures based on security and medical sources.

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