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Bombings and a shooting kill 24 across Iraq

A new wave of bombings and a shooting in Iraq killed at least 24 civilians on Tuesday, as insurgents try to exploit the country`s political instability and undermine government efforts to maintain security.

Anti-al Qaeda leader killed in Iraq shooting

A local leader of anti-al Qaeda militiamen was shot dead on Tuesday in western Baghdad, one of four people killed in violence in different parts of Iraq, officials said.