1. DEADLY

    Baghdad Blasts Kill 30

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    At least 30 people were killed and more than 100 injured Thursday in 12 bombings in Baghdad and other northern Iraq cities, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but a Baghdad military spokesman said al Qaeda was behind them. In the wake of the first major attacks in Iraq in more than a month, many worried that insurgents are on a campaign to undermine the Shiite-led government. Sunni lawmakers blamed Iraq’s political wrangling for the deteriorating security, and a Kurdish regional leader has called Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s government a dictatorship.

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