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Police and hospital officials say 2 car bombs kill at least 14 in the Iraqi capital
Source: The Washington Post

BAGHDAD Two car bombs exploded Monday evening in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 14 people and wounding dozens, according to authorities, raising already high concerns about an outbreak of a full-scale sectarian conflict.

The attacks appeared to be aimed at police officers as well as Shiite pilgrims making their way to the holy city of Karbala. They were the latest in a wave of attacks primarily targeting Shiites that have killed more than 90 people in less than a week.

Police and hospital officials said one of the blasts struck near a police vehicle in the northeast Shiite neighborhood of al-Shaab, killing six people, including two policemen.

The second bomb went off in the western neighborhood of al-Muwasalat, which is largely Sunni. However, authorities say that blast, which killed eight, appeared to have targeted Shiite pilgrims.



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