Bloody Iraq: 11 car bombings

At least 39 people were killed in Iraq on Friday after 11 car bombings rocked Baghdad and a nearby town.

Dozens more people, mostly &to=http:// ' target=_blank>Iraqi police and security officers, were injured in the attacks.

Four car bombs killed 20 people in Baghdad's Aadhamiya district, one striking a crowded restaurant. Security officers had been eating breakfast there.

The quick succession of blasts left shops shattered and cars destroyed in the mainly Sunni district.

Shortly after, two more car bombs killed two people in the capital's New Baghdad area. The bomb struck a National Guard convoy, and as people gathered to look at the wreckage, a second bomb exploded.

Four more car bombs killed 13 people and injured 20 in the town of Madaen, south of Baghdad, tells CBC News.

According to the Australian, he attacks came a day after parliament voted in the new government of Prime Minister &to=http:// ' target=_blank>Ibrahim Jaafari, with several seats left vacant.

Thirteen people died and 50 were wounded in four apparently coordinated car bomb attacks in two districts of the capital at about 800 am (0400 GMT), the official told AFP.

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