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At least 10 dead, 35 injured in attack near Baghdad movie theater

August 26, 2014



Baghdad, Aug 26 (EFE).- At least 10 people were killed and 35 were wounded Tuesday when a car bomb exploded near a movie theater in southern Baghdad, in the second attack in the Shiite neighborhood in 24 hours.

An Iraqi police source told Efe the death toll was expected to increase because many of the injured were in critical condition.

The explosion caused substantial damage to parked cars and buildings near the movie theater.

On Monday, at least 10 worshipers were killed and 25 others were injured in a suicide attack on the Shiite mosque of Imam Ali in the same Baghdad neighborhood.

The attacks followed the deaths of 70 Sunnis last week in an attack by suspected Shiite militias on a mosque in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala.

The fresh sectarian violence came at a time when interim Prime Minister Haider al Abadi is attempting to form a unity government including Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds to combat Jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) who have seized large parts of Iraqi territory and are threatening Iraqi Kurdistan in the north. EFE

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Source: EFE Ingles


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