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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:52 AM

Dozens killed in Iraq car bomb attacks in Shia areas

Source: BBC

8 February 2013 Last updated at 10:26 GMT

At least 29 people have been killed and more than 80 injured in a spate of car bombings in mainly Shia areas of Iraq, local officials say.

They say 16 people died in twin explosions at a market in a northern district of the capital Baghdad.

An hour later, 13 people were killed in two near-simultaneous blasts in Hilla, 100km (60 miles) south of Baghdad.

Sunni insurgents linked to al-Qaeda have been blamed for much of the recent violence across Iraq.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21378967



Source: Reuters

Car bombs in Shi'ite areas of Iraq kill 31

By Kareem Raheem
BAGHDAD | Fri Feb 8, 2013 7:07am EST

(Reuters) - Four car bombs killed at least 31 people at street markets in Iraq on Friday, police and medics said, as sectarian violence grows ahead of provincial elections in April.

Two car bombs were detonated simultaneously in a Friday street market selling birds and other pets in the Shi'ite district of Kadhimiya in Baghdad, killing at least 16 people and wounding another 44, police and hospital sources said.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/08/us-iraq-violence-idUSBRE91706C20130208

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:01 AM

1. k/r

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:10 AM

2. interesting difference in the two reports

bbc plays up the al-qaeda link while reuters does`t.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:29 AM

3. The different religion groups are segregated the attacks are more frequent.

Even a family outing to the local pet market is not safe.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:01 AM

4. Why don't they call it like it is.

 

Suadi backed extremist detonated severals bombs in their proxy war with Iran.

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