BAGHDAD, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- A series of car bomb explosions across the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Sunday left at least 29 people killed and more than 88 wounded, police said.
The attacks started at about 9:00 a.m. local time (0600 GMT), when a car bomb went off at a popular market in Sabie al-Bour district, in the northern part of Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 12 others, a police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Later on, another car bomb detonated at a marketplace and a nearby parking lot in al-Huriyah district in northeastern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding 10 others, the source said.
Meanwhile, a car bomb exploded at a marketplace in Mashtal district in eastern Baghdad, leaving four people killed and seven wounded, while a fourth car bomb struck a popular market at Shaab district in the northeastern part of the capital, killing four people and wounding 17, the source added.
A car bomb hit Abu Dsheer district in southern Baghdad, killing at least six people and wounding 14 others, and another car bomb went off at a thoroughfare in Baghdad southern district of Baiyaa, killing five people and wounding 11, the source said.
Two more car bombs detonated in a quick succession at a crowded market in the southeastern suburb of Nahrawan, killing at least five people and wounding 17, he added.
The toll could rise as ambulances and civilian cars evacuated the victims to different hospitals and medical centers in the city, he said.
Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years, which raises fears that the country is sliding back to the full-blown civil conflict that peaked in 2006 and 2007, when monthly death toll sometimes exceeded 3,000.
The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq has said that almost 6,000 civilians were killed and over 14,000 others injured in Iraq from January to September this year.
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