Most of the car bombings struck in the Baghdad area Saturday, officials said, and appeared to be targeted at places where families gathered to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of Ramadan, the Voice of America reported.
One bombing north of the capital killed eight people, while another at an outdoor market in a Baghdad suburb killed seven.
VOA said there has been a surge of violence in the last few months, and this month's violence after Ramadan was the most bloody in Iraq since 2007, when hundreds were killed.
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