Soccer Stadium Blasts Kill 5 As Friday Bombings Claim 22 Lives In Iraq

Twenty-two people were killed yesterday in Iraq when bombs went off in a police officer's car, at a funeral, near a bakery, and at a soccer stadium, Reuters reports.

There were two blasts at the soccer stadium, which was located about 20 miles southeast of Baghdad. Five players were killed. Seventeen others died yesterday from the attacks. No organization has taken credit as of yet.

According to Reuters, the bombings are in line with an escalation of violence since the start of the year. Over 1,000 people were killed in May alone.

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[Reuters]