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Wave of bombings kills dozens in Iraq

A wave of bombings in six Iraqi provinces, including 10 locations in Baghdad, has killed at least 80 people and wounded scores more, Iraqi police say.

Many of the dead in the Iraqi capital were Shia pilgrims gathering for a religious festival.

In Hilla, two car bombs exploded near a restaurant, killing at least 19 people.

There has been a wave of attacks on the Shia community in recent days, as it marks the anniversary of the death of Shia imam Moussa al-Kadhim.

Emily Buchanan reports.

  • 13 Jun 2012
  • From the section World
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