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Dozens killed in Iraq as car bombs target Eid festivities

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Dozens killed in Iraq as car bombs target Eid festivities

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A wave of car bombs across Iraq, many within an hour of each other, has killed nearly 80 people and injured around 240.

The bomb attacks were aimed at those out celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The 12 separate blasts targeted markets, busy shopping streets and parks where families go to mark Eid.

Police said the deadliest of the attacks happened in the town of Tuz Khormato, when a suicide bomber drove his car into a residential area, killing eight people and wounding dozens.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks.

This Ramadan in Iraq is thought to have been one of the deadliest in years, with more than 670 people killed in the ongoing violence.