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Car bombs kill eight in Shi`ite Baghdad district

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 12:18

Baghdad, Aug 12: Two car bombs exploded in a mostly Shi`ite Muslim district of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing eight people and wounding 30, police said.
They said Iraqi security forces discovered a roadside bomb in the same area and detonated it. The attack took place in al-Ameen district of southeastern Baghdad.

There has been a spate of bombings in Shi`ite areas in Iraq in the last few weeks, raising fears of a resurgence of sectarian violence, which has only abated in the last 18 months.

In the worst attack on Monday, two truck bombs exploded within minutes of each other in the mostly Shi`ite village of al-Khazna, east of the restive northern city of Mosul, killing 30 people and wounding 155.

Last week, a string of bombings targeting Shi`ites across Iraq killed 44 people. The bombings have often been blamed on Sunni Islamist militants and al Qaeda.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 12:18
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