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Car Bombings in Iraq Kill 33, With Shiites as Targets

Insurgents carried out three major car bomb attacks against Iraqi Shiites on Monday, killing at least 33 and wounding 120 in what appeared to be the latest in a wave of violence intended to exploit the sectarian divisions that have tormented the country.All told, attacks across Iraq killed at least 43 people, including Waiel al-Rubaie, a senior aide in Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari’s administration, and his driver, who were shot to death in the Mansour district of Baghdad. The American military said three American soldiers were also killed in the northern city of Mosul on Sunday. Insurgents have long sought to play on the deeply ingrained fears and prejudices between Sunni Arabs, a minority that once ruled the country, and the Shiites and Kurds who now dominate the government.Full Story

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