Iraq bombings, house raid kill at least 80

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Associated Press

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 28 at 5:33 PM

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 80 people are dead after another day of violence in and around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

Car bomb blasts and other explosions tore through mainly Shiite districts during the morning rush hour. Most of the attacks took place within minutes of each other.

A northern neighborhood that is home to a prominent Shiite shrine was among the worst hit. Two bombs went off in a parking lot, followed by a suicide car bomb that struck onlookers who had gathered at the scene. Police said the attack killed 10 people.

In a largely Sunni town about 20 miles south of Baghdad, a Shiite family was shot dead at home. Police say four children were killed along with their parents and an uncle.

The attacks bore the hallmarks of the Iraqi branch of al-Qaida. Analyst Charles Lister of IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Center says the group is increasingly showing "huge confidence and military capability."

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145-c-15-(Adam Schreck (shrehk), AP correspondent)-"detonated his car"-AP correspondent Adam Schreck reports that in one area to the north of the city at least 10 people were killed and over 20 wounded. (28 Aug 2013)

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146-c-14-(Adam Schreck (shrehk), AP correspondent)-"possible civil war"-AP correspondent Adam Schreck reports that violence in Iraq seems to be steadily worsening. (28 Aug 2013)

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APPHOTO BAG107: Mourners carry a coffin of a car bomb victim during the funeral in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. A coordinated wave of bombings tore through Shiite Muslim areas in and around the Iraqi capital early Wednesday, killing scores and wounding many more, officials said. The blasts, which came in quick succession, targeted residents out shopping and on their way to work. (AP Photo) (28 Aug 2013)

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APPHOTO BKM112: People inspect the site of a car bomb attack at a vegetable market in Jamilah neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. A coordinated wave of bombings tore through Shiite Muslim areas in and around the Iraqi capital early Wednesday, killing scores and wounding many more, officials said. The blasts, which came in quick succession, targeted residents out shopping and on their way to work. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed) (28 Aug 2013)

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