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Iraq bombings fuel anger against politicians

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Iraq bombings fuel anger against politicians


In Iraq the death toll from a fresh wave of bombings on Tuesday has risen sparking angry calls for politicians to act. At least 32 have been killed across the country with 15 the total at the moment in the capital Baghdad.

It has not been confirmed who was behind the bombings but officials say it was mostly Shia areas which were targeted.

In the predominantly Sunni Muslim city of Fallujah at least eight were killed when three suicide bombers targeted a police station. One Baghdad resident whose uncle was killed vented his anger at the politicians.

“What is the guilt of those people? What is our guilt, we the poor innocent people who are caught in the middle? Political leaders are fighting for positions but what did we do to deserve car bombs? How did this car drive up to here? You are the ones who let it drive through checkpoints,” he said.

Sectarian violence has surged in recent months while Iraqi security forces have reportedly arrested hundreds of alleged al-Qaeda members in and around Baghdad as part of a campaign by the Shia-led government.

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