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18 Killed in Attack on Shi'ite Political Rally in Iraq

A car bomb at the moment of explosion; one in a series of bombs that exploded, April 25, 2014 at a campaign rally for a Shi'ite group in Baghdad, Iraq.
A car bomb at the moment of explosion; one in a series of bombs that exploded, April 25, 2014 at a campaign rally for a Shi'ite group in Baghdad, Iraq.
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Iraqi officials say at least 25 people were killed and dozens wounded in a series of bombings at a campaign rally for a Shi'ite political organization, just days before the country's parliamentary elections.

Friday's blasts struck as some 10,000 supporters of the group Asaib Ahl al-Haq gathered for a rally at a stadium in eastern Baghdad.

At least three explosions, including a car bomb and a suicide attack, went off at the site.

The event was organized to introduce the Shi'ite group's candidates for the parliamentary elections on April 30.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the bombings.  But violence across Iraq has increased as militants seek to undermine the Shi'ite-led government ahead of the parliamentary vote.

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April 25, 2014 10:38 PM
This is the act of AL QAIDA TERRORIST organisation or its branches very well supported by Saudi Arabia to spread human killings in the name of saudi wahabi islam. SA is the main sponsor of human killer in Syria,Iraq,Bahrain and Pakistan. In Pakistan and Afghanistan SA is main sponsor of Taliban terrorist organisation. They issue fitwa from bribe mullas to kill fellow muslims and go to paradise. I did not read in Quran, God will give us Paradise if we kill fellow muslim or any human being. USA bombing in september, mostly pilots from SAUDI ARABIA. Their education system teaches them to kill human being or any body with whom they differ. How these groups killed innocent human beings with financial and weapons back up from which country. This is very sad affairs in Muslim countries that Muslims are killing Muslim with wrong fatwa from Saudi Mullas.

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