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BAGHDAD - The Associated Press

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Iraqi officials say twin car bombings within five minutes of each other have killed 14 people in an upscale Shiite neighborhood in the nation's capital.

The first bomb in a shopping area in Karradah, across the Tigris River from the Green Zone, killed six people and injured 18 more. It was not immediately clear what the target was.

Five minutes later, the second car blew up outside an Iraq passport office a few kilometers (miles) away. Officials said eight people were killed and 22 wounded.

Police and health officials confirmed the casualties.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.

July/31/2012

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mara mcglothin

7/31/2012 7:07:47 PM

Yeah JRC Ad you forgot to add that in the same breath they are quick to codemn the "Evil war mongering West" when they have intervened in this kind of massacre(like Kurds in N Iraq) It is perfectly okay to codemn the USA for things they have done, but surely there are also things that should get praise as well. It is always onesided. Where are the Muslims condemning the attack on the Alevi family this week? That is a major reason why Americans are suspect of muslims when few comdemed 9/11

JRC JRC

7/31/2012 3:59:03 PM

I often wonder why Muslim leaders are so quick to condemn any action they see as being against Islam, but remain so eerily silent on sectarian massacres....not just killings, but massacres, such as this one. Where is Erdogan's usual outrage and where is the Muslim Brotherhood's voice of the faith? To many this silence is as good as support for whichever side they are on.
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