Iraqi PM Fires Head of Baghdad Security After Shrine Attack

July 8, 2016 1:24 PM

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Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi fired Baghdad's security chief Friday following a series of attacks, including one at a Shiite shrine that killed 37 people and was claimed by militants from the Islamic State group.

Anger against the government is running high among Iraqis following a large-scale car bombing Sunday that killed at least 186 people.

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