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Car Bombs Hit Iraqi Forces in Baghdad


A series of car bombs in and around Baghdad has targeted mainly Iraqi security forces, killing one person and wounding at least 11 others.

Police said a roadside bomb in Taji, north of the city, killed a civilian and wounded five other people. In Baghdad's Adhamiya neighborhood, at least two bombs strapped to parked cars wounded six people.

The attacks come as troops tightened security around Shi'ite mosques, shrines and political party offices ahead of a massive funeral procession for prominent Shi'ite leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim. Thousands of people are expected to mourn the leader of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council later this week before he is buried in the holy city Najaf.

Hakim died Wednesday in Tehran following a two-year battle with lung cancer.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.


Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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