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Car Bombs, Shooting in Iraq Kill at Least 30

Iraqis gather at the scene of an explosion in Basra, 420 km (260 miles) southeast of Baghdad, June 16, 2013.
Iraqis gather at the scene of an explosion in Basra, 420 km (260 miles) southeast of Baghdad, June 16, 2013.
VOA News
Car bombs across southern Iraq and a shooting in the country's north have killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens more.
 
The blasts Sunday targeted mainly Shi'ite areas south of Baghdad.

Police say a car bomb attack in the Shi'ite holy city of Najaf killed at least seven people in an open market area.  

Twin bombings in the southern city of Basra killed six people, while other car bombs exploded in Nasiriyah, Mahmoudiya, Hillah and Kut where at least five people died.   

In the northern city of Mosul, authorities say gunmen killed at least four police officers during an attack on a checkpoint.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.  

Officials have blamed a recent surge in violence on Sunni Islamist insurgents and al-Qaida's wing in Iraq, raising concern of a return to widespread sectarian violence.

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by: MUSTAFA from: INDIA
June 17, 2013 6:26 AM
This is the work of Al Quaida with the support of Saudi Arabia. These men with bengles cannot say a singly word against Israel who is creating all this mess in Middle East. But these Queens of Middle east can kill innocent people in the nameof JIHAD. These illiterate and completly brainless peoples have no idea what is the meaning of Jihad. They are killing,burning,torturing and eat human parts in the name of Jihad. God will tell them in detail what is the meaning of Jihad when they will go in GRAVE.

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