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At least 37 killed, 100 injured in car bombings in Iraq today



Published: Sun, February 17, 2013 @ 1:06 p.m.

At least 37 killed, 100 injured in car bombings in Iraq today

Associated Press

BAGHDAD

Car bombs tore through shopping areas within minutes of each other in mainly Shiite neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital today, killing at least 37 people and wounding more than 100.

The attacks come amid rising sectarian discord in Iraq and appear aimed at shaking Iraqis’ confidence in the Shiite-led government. The explosions struck at the start of the local work week and primarily targeted outdoor markets.

Violence in Iraq has fallen since the height of sectarian fighting in 2006 and 2007, but insurgents still frequently launch lethal attacks against security forces and civilians. It was the third time this month that attacks have claimed more than 20 lives in a single day.


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1georgejeanie(844 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

And I thought the messiah, his highness, Mr. Obama, said everything was just fine in the entire Middle East. Looks to me like things are getting a lot worse. Maybe this is what we get when we lead from behind. Our only true allies in the Middle EAST, iSRAEL, better start looking for somebody else to supply them with materiel and military assistance as our congress and President do not have a clue how to deal with the mess that this guy has gotten us into.

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