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Car bombs kill 51 in war-torn Iraq

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Ambulances raced through the streets of Baghdad following a series of bombings. (Source: FOX) Ambulances raced through the streets of Baghdad following a series of bombings. (Source: FOX)

BAGHDAD (FOX) - At least 51 people are dead after a series of car bombs rip through Iraq.

Sirens wailed through the streets of Baghdad on Wednesday night after explosions rocked several neighborhoods.

The first attack occurred in the Shiite town of Sadr City with twin car bombs claiming 31 lives.

Shortly afterward, three other bombs tore through two nearby towns, killing 20 more.

Iraq has seen a massive uptick in violence since June when the Sunni militant group ISIS captured large swaths of land in the country's west and north.

The attack comes on the same day Iraqi state media reported that a government airstrike against a key building in the rebel-held town of Mosul killed some 60 suspected militants. Mosul is the nation's second-largest city.

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