Iraq bomb attack kills 26
- Published: 3 Jul 2012 at 22.31
- Online news:
A truck bomb blamed on Al-Qaeda killed 26 people at a crowded market in central Iraq on Tuesday while attacks elsewhere claimed 11 lives, the latest victims of a spike in nationwide unrest.
The violence, the bloodiest of which was in predominantly Shiite areas, came ahead of commemoration ceremonies on Friday for the birth of a key figure in Shiite Islam, and left nearly 100 people wounded in the worst unrest to hit Iraq in three weeks.
Tuesday's violence was swiftly condemned by the UN special envoy to Iraq and the country's parliament speaker.
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