Four blasts kill 25 in Iraq's capital

January 5, 2012 10:23


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BAGHDAD - Four bombs in mainly Shi'ite Muslim areas in Iraq's capital Baghdad killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens of others on Thursday, police and hospital sources said.

Fears are escalating of increased sectarian strife after Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki sought the removal of two senior Sunni politicians just as US troops withdrew from Iraq - the worst political crisis in a year.

In Baghdad's northwestern Kadhimiya district, two car bombs killed at least 15 people and wounded 32 others, the sources said.

Another two bombs, one planted on a parked motorcycle and another, also a roadside device, killed at least 10 people and wounded 37 others in the impoverished Sadr City district in northeastern Baghdad, they said.

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