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Death toll of Baghdad bombings jumps to 45

BAGHDAD, Sept 30 (KUNA) -- At least 45 people were killed and 120 others injured in a wave of bomb attacks that rocked the Iraqi capital Baghdad Monday, in the latest episode of what seems to be sectarian violence.
Medical and security sourced told KUNA that 14 bombings targeted marketplaces and gatherings of day workers in number of Baghdad main squares and streets.
The Monday's bombing attacks targeted mainly Shiite-dominated areas in the Iraqi capital and came amid a sharp rise in sectarian violence in the Arab country.
On Sunday, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shiite funeral in a mosque in the town of Mussayab, 60 km (40 miles) south of Baghdad, killing at least 40 people and the Kurdistan region suffered its first major bombing since 2007.
The growing attacks raise fears of a return to the sectarian violence that pushed the country to the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007.
More than 6,000 people have been killed in violence so far this year, according to the monitoring group Iraq Body Count. (pickup previous) mhg.ibi KUNA 302202 Sep 13NNNN