Suicide bomber kills 25 at Baghdad park
- Published: 24 Aug 2013 at 03.49
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A suicide bomber killed at least 25 people in Baghdad on Friday while seven died in other attacks, as security forces seek to stem spiralling violence with wide-ranging anti-insurgent operations.
Iraqis gather at the site of car bomb explosion in the Baghdad neighbourhoods of Qahira on March 29, 2013. A suicide bomber struck a park in the Iraqi capital on Friday, killing at least 25 people, officials said.
Diplomats and analysts say the authorities are failing to tackle the root causes of months of heightened unrest, but Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has vowed to press on with a campaign against militants, which is among the biggest of its kind since US forces withdrew in December 2011.
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