December 20, 2014
BAGHDAD (AP) - At least 48 people have been killed in a wave of car bombings and other attacks in Iraq.
Most of today's attacks targeted Shiite-majority cities in the center and south of the country.
The deadliest was in the city of Hillah, 60 miles south of Baghdad, where a car bomb exploded near an outdoor market, killing nine civilians and wounded 15 others. Another car bomb went off nearby a few minutes later, killing six and wounding 14.
Iraq is going through its deadliest bout of violence since 2008. More than 4,000 people have been killed in attacks since the start of April, according to United Nations figures.
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