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Thirty killed despite pleas to end Iraqi bloodshed

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Thirty killed despite pleas to end Iraqi bloodshed

Thirty killed despite pleas to end Iraqi bloodshed
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Around 30 people have been killed and nearly 70 more injured on another day of violence across Iraq. A daylight curfew in the capital failed to prevent one of the most deadly incidents.

At least 16 people lost their lives when scattered mortar rounds were fired in a mainly Shi’ite area of southern Baghdad. Elsewhere, a bomb exploded at a bus station in Hilla. A device went off in a Shi’ite mosque in Basra and teenagers were gunned down as they played football in Baquba. A wave of sectarian violence was triggered by Wednesday’s attack on a Shi’ite shrine in Samarra. Today’s bloodshed comes despite a midnight televised appeal for calm by the Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari.