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At least 40 people reported killed in Iraq attacks

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 27 October 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, At least 40 people reported killed in Iraq attacks, 27 October 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5090e5b2c.html [accessed 21 April 2014]
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October 27, 2012

Attacks targeting mainly Iraq's Shi'ite community have left some 40 dead.

The deadliest attacks on October 27 took place evening in the Shi'ite neighborhood of Baghdad's Sadr City.

Police say a car packed with explosives blew up near a market, killing 12 and wounding 27.

A short time later, a bomb went off at a bus station in Sadr City, killing 10 and wounding 31.

Earlier in the day, a bomb exploded near playground equipment set up for celebrations to mark the four-day Eid al-Adha celebrations.

That attack in Baghdad's eastern neighborhood of Bawiya killed eight people, according to police, including four children. Another 24 were injured.

Elsewhere, a bomb attached to a bus carrying Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims killed five people and wounded nine.

Violence is down in Iraq from its peak in 2006-08, when communal bloodshed left tens of thousands dead, but deadly attacks against security forces and Shi'ite pilgrims remain common.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, and Reuters

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