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More than 20 killed in Iraq blasts

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 28 February 2013
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February 28, 2013

A series of bombings has struck predominantly Shi'ite areas in and around the Iraqi capital, killing at least 22 people and wounding dozens.

Officials say the deadliest attack occurred on February 28 when two bombs exploded in the Shula district in northwestern Baghdad.

The twin bombings occurred outside a restaurant and near a football field, killing at least 15 people.

Other blasts took place in the towns of Aziziyah, Mahmudiya, and in the Shurta al-Rabea area of south Baghdad.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

The attacks come a day before thousands of Sunni Muslims are expected to rally against Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

Sunni Muslims have been protesting for the past two months what they describe as unfair treatment by the Shi'ite-led government.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP

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