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Attacks in Iraq

Sunni insurgents announced in March that they would step up efforts to attack American troops and the Shiite-led Iraqi government. Since then, a wave of suicide bombings across the country has renewed fears of a resurgence of violence as the U.S. military approaches the first deadline of its phased withdrawal.

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2 Blasts In Iraq Aimed at Shiites
Article | BAGHDAD, April 24 -- Two female suicide bombers killed at least 75 people Friday outside a Shiite shrine in northern Baghdad, raising the death toll from the past two days in Iraq to more than 160 and igniting fears that the Iraqi capital could again spiral into a cycle of sectarian violence.

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