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Bombers kill 31 at Iraq campaign rally for Shiites



Published: Fri, April 25, 2014 @ 5:49 p.m.

BAGHDAD (AP) - Suicide bombers killed 31 people today at a sports stadium hosting a campaign rally for thousands of supporters of a militant Shiite group before parliamentary elections, authorities said - an attack that could unleash more sectarian violence. An al-Qaida breakaway group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, claimed responsibility for the attack at the Industrial Stadium in eastern Baghdad, which drew about 10,000 backers of the Iranian-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq group.


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