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Latest update : 2009-04-07

A car bomb blast in the Shiite Kadhimiya neighborhood of northwest Baghdad Tuesday killed eight people and wounded 14 others, according to police officials.

AFP - A car bomb blast in a Shiite district of Baghdad killed eight people and wounded 14 others on Tuesday, a day after a string of such attacks killed dozens, police said.
   
Initial reports from the defence and interior ministries said the attack targeted the Husseiniyah mosque in the Kadhimiyah neighbourhood about two kilometres (more than a mile) from a holy Shiite shrine.
   
A total of six car bombings in mainly Shiite areas shattered the city's fragile security on Monday, in what the US military said appeared to be coordinated attacks by Al-Qaeda.
   
The attacks killed at least 34 people and wounded nearly 140 more, in blasts that resonated with some of the worst post-Saddam violence in the capital.
   
The attacks in the mostly Shiite areas of the city came after deadly clashes in Baghdad between Iraqi troops and former Sunni insurgents now turned anti-Qaeda militants, following the arrest of their leader on criminal charges.
   
The US military has however ruled out involvement of disaffected members of Sahwa, Sunni-led militias, and laid the blame on Al-Qaeda in Iraq.

Date created : 2009-04-07

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