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Bombings strike busy areas in Iraq, killing 25

BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombings tore through busy areas in the Iraqi capital and cities to the north and south on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people, officials said. Iraq is experiencing its worst surge in violence since the sectarian bloodletting of 2006 and 2007, which pushed the country to the brink of civil war. The U.N. mission in Iraq said May was the deadliest month so far this year, with 799 Iraqis killed in violence, including 603 civilians. According to U.N. figures, 8,868 people were killed in 2013. June also…