Wave of Bombings Leaves 25 Dead

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) -- At least 25 people are dead and dozens wounded in a wave of bombings across Iraq today.
For the second day in a row, bombs targeted residents of ethnically disputed areas.
The deadliest of today's attacks took place in a village northwest of Baghdad inhabited by families from the Shabak ethnic group. Seven people were killed and 11 were wounded.
Shiite pilgrims also came under attack. A roadside bomb hit a bus carrying Lebanese Shiite pilgrims near Samarra, killing one Lebanese national and the Iraqi driver and wounding eight others. A car bomb went off on a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims heading to Samarra, killing two, including an Iranian national.
Other car bombs exploded in Baghdad. One went off near an open-air car market, killing six people and wounding 30 others.
Yesterday, a series of attacks left at least eight dead and dozens wounded.
It's unclear who is behind the latest violence, though Sunni Arab insurgents frequently use coordinated bomb attacks to try to undermine the Shiite-led government's authority.


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