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Iraq 'bleeding from north to south'

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Iraq 'bleeding from north to south'

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At least six people have been killed in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, after three car bombs exploded near a market on Tuesday May 21.

A local resident said: “They didn’t distinguish between Arab, Kurd and Turkmen in the market. But this is the destiny of the Iraqi people – no more bloody Tuesday or bloody Wednesday because Iraq is bleeding from north to south.”

Amid escalating sectarian tensions in Iraq, more than 200 people have reportedly been killed in the country over the past week.

A car bomb blast in the central city of Hillah, targeting Shi’ite worshippers outside a mosque, killed at least nine people on May 20.