Civilians clean up after a parked car bomb went off at a commercial center in Khilani Square in central Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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A spate of bombings in Baghdad killed at least 34 people Wednesday, including several blasts near the heavily fortified "Green Zone" and a busy square in the centre of the capital, Iraqi security sources said.No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombings, but Sunni Islamist militants have been regaining ground in Iraq, particularly in the western province of Anbar, where they overran two cities on Jan. 1 .In a separate incident, a suicide bomber driving a car detonated himself along with the vehicle outside a restaurant close to a checkpoint one street away from the Green Zone, killing eight people, the security sources said.The city of Fallujah is currently being surrounded and shelled by the Iraqi army in preparation for a possible ground assault to drive out anti-government fighters, which include members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).Others deplore ISIS' violent tactics and have joined forces with the army to fight against the group and its allies in and around the city of Ramadi, which was also overrun by militants last month but is now largely back under government control.
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