Attacks in Shi'ite areas of Baghdad kill at least 36 - World

October 16, 2014 4:07 PM

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four car bomb attacks and a mortar strike on Shi'ite Muslim parts of Baghdad killed 36 people and wounded 98 within a span of two hours on Thursday afternoon, police and medical officials said.

An Iraqi Shi'ite political figure said the assaults, part of a surge of violence in Shi'ite neighbourhoods in recent weeks, were revenge attacks by Sunni Muslim militants Islamic State.

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