Dozens Dead in Iraqi Attacks

    People inspect the scene of a bomb attack in Taji, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, July 5, 2011. Double blasts from a car bomb and a roadside bombing at a parking lot outside a city council building, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. The explosions are the latest in a series of attacks across Iraq as the government and political leaders debate whether to ask the United States to keep some American troops here past their year-end withdrawal deadline from the country.(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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    An estimated 35 were killed in twin bombings in Taji, Iraq, at midday Tuesday, while almost 30 others were wounded. Officials said a car bomb followed by an improvised explosive targeted a municipal building in the town, which is north of Baghdad. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it was said to be similar in style to attacks carried out by Al Qaeda in Iraq, the local franchise of the global terrorism group. Groups like Al Qaeda in Iraq seem to be ramping up efforts to create sectarian strife ahead of planned American withdrawals from the country.

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