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Wave of bomb attacks strike Iraq

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 01:05

April 19 - At least 20 car and roadside bombs targeting security forces rip through cities across Iraq, leaving at least 36 dead and dozens injured. Simon Hanna reports.

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Blood and debris are spread across the streets of Iraq once again. A wave of at least 20 car and roadside bomb attacks struck in cities across the country, most targeting security forces. At least 36 were killed and dozens more wounded with the toll mounting hourly. The deadliest blasts were here in the northern oil town of Kirkuk, where five bombs targeting police patrols killed eight and wounded over 26. In Baghdad, six separate explosions hit mainly Shi'ite areas. Other bombs struck Samarra, Taji and Baquba. Tensions in Iraq have been high between Shi'ites, Sunnis and Kurds in the fragile coalition government since U.S. troops withdrew in December. The country is suffering less violence than in 2006-2007, but attacks like these have raised fears of a return to the sectarian strife that pushed Iraq to the brink of civil war a few years ago. Simon Hanna, Reuters. .

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Wave of bomb attacks strike Iraq

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 01:05