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Five car bombs kill 21 in Iraq

By Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN
updated 2:06 PM EDT, Sat June 7, 2014

(CNN) -- Five car bombs exploded Saturday evening in several Baghdad neighborhoods, killing at least 21 people and wounding 53 others, police officials in Baghdad told CNN.

The explosions occurred in Shiite areas, targeting mostly civilians, police said.

This year, Iraq has witnessed some of the worst violence since 2008. The United Nations reported that May was the deadliest month in Iraq since the beginning of the year.

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