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Iraq attack against Sunni-Shiite prayer kills 30

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Two nearly simultaneous bombs targeted worshippers streaming out of joint Sunni-Shiite prayers north of Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 30 people in the latest deadly surge in violence. 

Iraqis inspect the site of a suicide car bomb attack in Samarra, a predominantly Sunni town north of Baghdad, on July 5, 2013. Two nearly simultaneous bombs have targeted worshippers streaming out of joint Sunni-Shiite prayers north of Baghdad, killing at least 30 people in the latest deadly surge in violence.

Unrest elsewhere left three others dead, as authorities grapple with Iraq's worst bloodshed since 2008. The country is stuck in a prolonged political deadlock while officials fear neighbouring Syria's 30-month civil war is increasingly spilling over across the border.

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