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Multiple car bombs hit Baghdad as US lawmakers slam Maliki

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Six car bombs ripped through Baghdad killing five people on Thursday, hours after American lawmakers criticised the slow pace of political reconciliation which they blamed for high levels of violence. 

Iraqis inspect a burnt-out car at the scene of car bomb explosion in the multi-ethnic northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on January 26, 2014

The blasts, which mostly targeted Shiite-majority neighbourhoods of the Iraqi capital, come amid the country's worst protracted period of unrest since 2008 as security forces grapple with near-daily attacks and battles with anti-government fighters in Anbar province.

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