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At least 34 dead in bombing attacks

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BAGHDAD (AP) - The death toll in Iraq has reached 34 after car bombs hit several mostly Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad and a town south of the capital.

Today's attacks come as Iraq heads toward its first parliamentary elections since the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2011. That vote is set for the end of the month.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but they bore the hallmarks of an al-Qaida-inspired group and other Sunni insurgents, who frequently use suicide and car bombs to target public areas and government buildings in a bid to undermine confidence in the Shiite-led government.

The deadliest of today's attacks took place in a town about 50 miles south of Baghdad. A bomb went off in a busy commercial area, and another exploded as people gathered to help the victims. Police say five people were killed and 17 were wounded.

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