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At least 32 dead in Iraq bombings

11 bombings struck Baghdad, as well as the cities of Kirkuk and Tarmiyah.

Residents react to a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad.
Residents react to a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad.
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OFFICIALS SAY A wave of bombings have torn through mainly Shiite areas in Baghdad, bringing today’s death toll in the country to at least 32.

The attacks come amid growing tensions between the Shiite-led government and minority Sunnis.

Police and hospital officials say the deadliest attack was near a bus stop in the sprawling neighborhood of Sadr City where at least seven people were killed and 20 wounded. Officials say in all 11 bombings struck Baghdad, as well as the cities of Kirkuk and Tarmiyah.

Nobody claimed responsibility for the attacks, but they bore the hallmark of al-Qaida in Iraq and other Sunni insurgent groups.

Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorised to release the information.

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