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|Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:43 pm Post subject: Suicide bombers kill nearly 130 in Iraq
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Shiites targeted in attacks on Baghdad market, town north of capital
Mar 29, 2007 04:32 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Suicide bombers killed nearly 130 people in a crowded market in a Shi’ite district of Baghdad and a mainly Shi’ite town today, one of the bloodiest days in Iraq in months.
The upsurge in sectarian violence threatens all-out civil war and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a Shi’ite, called for restraint and urged Iraqis to work with security forces to prevent the violence spiralling out of control. Bombs earlier this week in northern Iraq sparked mass reprisal killings.
Two suicide bombers wearing vests packed with explosives killed 76 people in a market in the Shaab district of northern Baghdad, police and medical sources said, in what appeared to be the latest of a string of attacks on Shi’ite districts and towns blamed on al Qaeda. More than 100 were wounded.
"It is impossible to tell the exact number of dead because we are basically counting body parts," said a Health Ministry official in Baghdad, who asked not to be named.