- The Washington Times - Monday, June 10, 2013

Car bombs that exploded one after the other on Monday rocked a busy market in Iraq, leaving at least 14 dead.

Three car bombs detonated nearly simultaneously in the town of Jidaidat al-Shatt in Divala province, The Associated Press reported. The town is located about 35 miles northeast of Baghdadd.

Another 34 were injured, police told the AP.

This is just the latest in a spate of violence in Iraq. Monthly death tolls have hit levels that haven’t been seen since 2008, AP reported. The United Nations estimates that in May alone, 1,045 civilians and security forces were killed — and that’s far above April’s number, at 712.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the attack is akin to a favored method of Sunni insurgents, AP reported.

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