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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:28 AM

IRAQI OFFICIALS SAY 23 KILLED IN SERIES OF BLASTS

Source: AP

BAGHDAD (AP) Iraqi officials say a series of car bombs has killed at least 23 people and wounded dozens in Shiite areas of Baghdad.

The attacks on Sunday, the start of the local work week, mostly targeted outdoor markets.

Police and hospital officials provided the death toll, saying nearly 70 people were wounded in the blasts.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/officials-series-bombs-baghdad-kill-least-18-and-wound-dozens

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littlemissmartypants Feb 2013 OP
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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:47 PM

1. Our legacy endures.

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:05 AM

2. Kicking for updates

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:21 PM

3. Bombs target Shiite neighborhoods, claim 21 lives in Iraq

By Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN
February 17, 2013 -- Updated 1514 GMT (2314 HKT)

Baghdad (CNN) -- A spate of bombs exploded in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 21 people and wounding 125 others, police said.

The blasts -- six car bombs and three roadside explosions -- mainly targeted outdoor markets in Shiite neighborhoods, Baghdad police said.

Overall violence has dropped significantly in Iraq since the peak of sectarian violence, between 2005 and 2007. Yet such attacks continue as the 10-year anniversary of the U.S-led invasion of Iraq nears next month ...

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/17/world/meast/iraq-violence/

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