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26 Killed, 70 Injured In Baghdad's Bloodiest Bomb Attack

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
JANUARY 20, 2014

   
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At least 26 people were killed and 70 wounded in Baghdad in 7 bomb explosions as security forces fight Sunni Muslim militants around Falluja and Ramadi. The bloodiest attack occurred in the Shi'ite Muslim Abu Dsheer district in Baghdad, where a car bomb near a bazaar killed 7 people and wounded 18. Sunni insurgents, some of them linked to the al-Qaeda, are widely blamed for a surge in violence, apparently aimed at undermining the Shi'ite-led government and provoking a return to sectarian strife.

 

 

Al-Qaeda militants and their local allies had seized the control of Falluja and parts of Ramadi on January 1, exploiting resentment among minority Sunnis against the government for policies which are perceived unfair and punitive towards their community.





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