Dozens dead in Iraqi bombing spree

Associated Press
Civilians gather at the site of a car bomb attack in front of a crowded popular restaurant in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 20, 2013. Two car bombings in the southern city of Basra, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said. Iraq has seen a spike of attacks, including bombings hitting both Sunni and Shiite civilian targets over the last week. (AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani)

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More than 70 people were killed in a series of car bomb explosions targeting Shi'ite Muslims across Iraq on May 27, part of the worst sectarian violence since U.S. troops pulled out in December 2011.

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