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Iraq Bombing Death Toll Rises to 32


Residents carry a coffin during a funeral for a bomb attack victim in Baghdad's Ur district October 28, 2011.

Residents carry a coffin during a funeral for a bomb attack victim in Baghdad's Ur district October 28, 2011.

Iraqi officials say the death toll from twin bombings in Baghdad has risen to at least 32, almost double the number of fatalities reported after the Thursday blasts.

Officials announced the revised number of Friday, saying at least 71 people were wounded in the bombings in a mostly Shi'ite neighborhood.

Police say the explosions took place a few minutes apart. The second blast occurred as rescue workers arrived at the scene to treat victims of the first explosion.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Violence in Iraq has fallen since the height of sectarian fighting in 2006 and 2007, but militants still regularly carry out bombings and shootings.

Many recent attacks have targeted Iraqi police forces.

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

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