Another Bloody Day In Iraq

Bombs And Battles Hit Northern Iraq, 70 Dead -- Reuters

(Reuters) - Insurgents struck cities across Iraq on Monday with car bombs, suicide attacks and gun battles, killing more than 70 people in worsening sectarian violence.

No group claimed responsibility for the day-long attacks, most of them in northern Iraq, but officials blame much of the violence that has killed nearly 2,000 people since April on Sunni Islamist insurgents linked to al Qaeda's local wing.

The bloodshed has accompanied rising political tensions between Iraq's majority Shi'ite leaders and the Sunni community, who believe they have been marginalized since the fall of Saddam Hussein after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

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More News On Today's Violence In Iraq

New wave of Iraq violence kills 70 -- AFP
Iraq Hit by Wave of Bomb Attacks, Killing Dozens -- AP
Car Bombings in Central, Northern Iraq Kill Dozens -- Wall Street Journal
Scores killed in Iraq car bombings -- Al Jazeera
String of car bombs in Iraq leaves dozens dead -- Deutsche Welle
More than 30 killed in rash of attacks in Mosul, Baghdad area -- CNN
Bombs, rockets hit north Iraq's Mosul police HQ, 24 killed -- Reuters
Scores Killed, Many More Hurt In Wave Of Iraqi Bombings -- Radio Free Europe
Bureaucracy hampers Iraq car bombing probes -- AFP

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