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Car Bomb Kills 48 at Baghdad Funeral


People inspect a destroyed car and a wheelchair at the scene of a car bomb attack that ripped through a funeral tent in a mainly Shiite area in Baghdad, Iraq, January 27, 2011

People inspect a destroyed car and a wheelchair at the scene of a car bomb attack that ripped through a funeral tent in a mainly Shiite area in Baghdad, Iraq, January 27, 2011

Iraqi officials say a car bomb exploded at a funeral in Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 48 people. The attack in a mainly Shi'ite area of the capital wounded at least 121 others.

The blast was the deadliest in a series of bombings that struck the city Thursday.

Meanwhile, in Baghdad's Karradah neighborhood, officials say a roadside bomb killed one person and wounded at least five others, including three policemen.

Another roadside bombing, in the Bab al-Muadham area of Baghdad, killed one person and wounded three.

Iraq has seen a surge in violence during the past two weeks, with a series of bombings targeting Shi'ite pilgrims and security forces.

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

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