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Series of Bombings Rock Baghdad, Killing at Least 12

A wave of bombings struck this anxious capital Wednesday, killing at least a dozen people 11 days before the nation’s landmark elections. Across the country, there were new reports of hostage taking, an ambush and summary executions. Four bomb-laden vehicles detonated within 90 minutes, shattering the morning calm before most commuters hit the streets. Wednesday was the last day of work before a long holiday weekend for the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha, marking the end of the annual pilgrimage to holy sites in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.Full Story

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