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Eugene (18,080 posts)
Dozens killed in Iraq car bomb attacks in Shia areas
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.
Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21378967
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.
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/08/us-iraq-violence-idUSBRE91706C20130208
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