20 killed in Baghdad bombings, Sunni activist assassinated

20 killed in Baghdad bombings, Sunni activist assassinated

PanARMENIAN.Net - Violence rocked two major Iraqi cities Wednesday, May 29 including Baghdad, where a car bombing near a wedding party and two other bombings killed at least 20 people, police said, according to CNN.

In Mosul, a Sunni activist known to demonstrate against Iraq's Shiite-led government was assassinated, one of 10 people killed or found dead from acts of violence Wednesday in the northern Iraqi city, Mosul police officials said.

The slayings come amid an uptick of political and sectarian violence across Iraq, where more than 350 people died in acts of violence in May.

And Wednesday's attacks come on what is becoming an especially deadly week in the country -- at least 110 people have been killed since Monday.

Two car bombs and a roadside bomb exploded in separate Sunni neighborhoods in Baghdad within 30 minutes of each other Wednesday evening, police in the Iraqi capital said.

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