Blasts kill 35 in Iraq, warn new wave of violence

10:13, April 07, 2010      

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by Jamal Ahmed

At least 35 people were killed and 140 others injured after seven massive bomb attacks struck residential buildings in Baghdad on Tuesday, in the wake of Sunday's deadly bombings, raising fears that current political turmoil could bring back sectarian strife and insurgency.

The massive coordinated explosions destroyed seven residential buildings in mostly Shiite neighborhoods, an Interior Ministry source said on condition of anonymity.

On Sunday, three suicide bombers detonated their explosive- laden cars within minutes of each other targeting foreign embassies in the Iraqi capital, killing 30 people and wounding 224 others, including security forces.

The first blast on Tuesday took place at about 8:45 a.m.(0545 GMT) in the Chikok area in Baghdad's northern neighborhood of Kadhmiya, causing the collapse of two residential buildings.

About 10 minutes later, another massive blast destroyed a third building in the Shula neighborhood in northwestern Baghdad, followed by another powerful explosion which hit a fourth residential building in the southwestern Shurta al-Rabia neighborhood.

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