Iraq car bombs kill 18 at Shiite mosques
- Published: 29 Mar 2013 at 18.49
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A series of car bombs near Shiite mosques targeting worshippers attending weekly prayers killed at least 18 people on Friday, the latest in a spike in unrest ahead of Iraq's first polls since 2010.
Smoke rises from the site of a car bomb near the Imam Mahdi Islamic Center in Baghdad, on March 29, 2013. A series of car bombs near Shiite mosques targeting worshippers attending weekly prayers have killed at least 18 people, the latest in a spike in unrest ahead of Iraq's first polls since 2010.
The blasts, which also wounded more than 100 people, struck within an hour of each other in the Baghdad neighbourhoods of Binook, Qahira, Zafraniyah and Jihad, as well as in an area of southern Kirkuk city.
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