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Islamic State steps up bombings in Baghdad
Islamic State steps up bombings in Baghdad

While an international military effort has focused on Islamic State advances in northern Syria and in Anbar province in western Iraq, the extremists have stepped up their terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital. A series of car bombings struck Baghdad's predominantly Shiite Muslim neighborhoods Thursday afternoon, killing more than 40 people and wounding nearly 100 in the latest of several attacks attributed to Islamic State. Multiple car bombings have occurred in the city almost every day this week as the Sunni militant group has targeted Shiite civilians and Iraqi police checkpoints. U.S. and Iraqi military officials say the capital is secure from an advance by Islamic State...

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