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Car bombs target Shi'ites in Iraq, killing more than 70

WARNING - STORY CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES A wave of attacks across Iraq targeting Shiite muslims has left more than 60 people dead on Monday. This footage obtained by Reuters out of Basra shows the aftermath of two car bomb attacks that killed more than a dozen people. No one is claiming responsibility so far. More than 200 people have been killed in attacks over the past week, mainly in Baghdad raising fears of a return to all-out sectarian civil conflict. Iraq's is under increasing strain from the conflict in neighbouring Syria, which has drawn Sunni and Shiite Muslims from across the region into a proxy war. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri-al Maliki says outside forces are in play in Iraq. 5. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) IRAQI PRIME MINISTER, NURI AL-MALIKI, SAYING: ''The return of those people has led to sectarian instability that is linked to agendas beyond our borders.'' The prospect of a shift in the sectarian balance of power has emboldened I

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