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Shi'ites killed in Baghdad bomb blasts


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Shi'ites killed in Baghdad bomb blasts

Four car bomb blasts in mainly Shi’ite areas of Baghdad have left at least 13 people dead and 75 injured.
 
The first, in the northeastern Sadr City, targeted a group of labourers as they gathered for work, killing eight.
 
A second device exploded at a roundabout in the same area of the capital claiming two lives.
 
Turkey voiced its concern at the increase of sectarian violence in the country.
 
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “One cannot stand by and watch the confessional conflict in Iraq and do nothing. If one does not react against a fratricidal conflict one is guilty of involvement.”
 
Two other bombs exploded in Shula and Hurriya
 
Iraq has been hit by a series of bombings targeting Shi’ites recently  which threatens to shatter the fragile coalition government and raised fears of renewed sectarian conflict after US troops left the country in December. 

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