Several Bomb Blasts across Baghdad Province Kill 37
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Ten car bombs exploded across Baghdad province early on Sunday, killing at least 37 people, police and medics said.
Nine of the blasts hit predominantly Shiite Muslim districts, with the deadliest attack in the town of Nahrawan, south of the capital, where two car bombs exploded in quick succession near a busy market, killing seven people.
Shiites have been targeted by insurgents including al Qaeda who have been regaining momentum this year after being forced underground in 2007.
Violence, which reached a climax in 2006-07 before starting to ease, is now on the rise again, with around 3,000 civilians killed so far this year, according to monitoring group Iraq Body Count, Reuters reported.