Nearly 65 people have been killed and almost 100 others injured in a series of car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
On Wednesday, Iraqi officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that a wave of bombings have targeted parking lots, outdoor markets and restaurants in six of Baghdad's predominantly Shiite neighborhoods. Reports say that the areas targeted included the neighborhoods of Kazimiyah, Sadr City, Shaab, Shula, Jamila and Mahmoudiyah. Medical officials also confirmed the casualty figures. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, yet. The incident is the latest in a string of attacks across Iraq, which have left more than 4,400 people dead since the beginning of 2013. According to the United Nations, a total of 1,057 Iraqis, including 928 civilians, were killed and another 2,326 were wounded in terrorist attacks throughout the country in July. Iraq’s Interior Ministry has said that militants have launched an open war in Iraq and they want to push the Middle Eastern country into chaos.