A wave of car bombs exploded across Baghdad on Saturday, killing more than 60 people, and militants stormed a university campus in western Iraq, security and medical sources said.
In total, there were a dozen blasts in mainly Shi'ite districts of the capital, the deadliest of which occurred in Bayaa, where a car bomb left 23 people dead, many of them young men playing billiards.
The six car bombings and one roadside bomb hit seven different areas of Baghdad, Agence France-Presse reported.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for any of the bombings.
The attacks came as security forces battled militants in the northern city of Mosul in clashes that killed 59 people.
And in Ramadi, west of Baghdad, militants took hundreds of students and staff hostage at a university, sparking an assault led by special forces to free them.
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