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26 killed, 45 wounded in bombing attacks in Iraq's capital
At least 26 people were killed and 45 others wounded in three bombing attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Sunday, police said.
A suicide bomber detonated his vest of explosives in a popular cafe in the Amil area in southwestern Baghdad, killing at least 24 people and wounding 36 others, a police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Two people were killed and four others wounded when a roadside bomb struck a civilian car travelling on the highway near the Amiriyah area in western Baghdad, the police source said.
Five people were injured when another roadside bomb exploded in the Ghazaliya area in western Baghdad, he added.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the al-Qaida front in Iraq, in most cases, was responsible for such massive attacks, raising fears that the terrorist group and other militiamen could return to widespread violence, particularly as Iraq is trying to fend off the spillover of the escalating violence in neighboring Syria.
Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, almost 6, 000 Iraqis were killed and over 14,000 others injured from January to September this year.
[Source: Xinhua, Bagjdad, 20Oct13]
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