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Iraq bombings leave at least 29 dead amid rising sectarian fears

Explosions across Iraq left at least 29 people dead Saturday after a massacre at a Sunni Muslim mosque a day earlier raised fears of deepening sectarian violence. Three car bombs detonated in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing 21 people and wounding 130 others, Kurdish officials said. Two of the dead were members of the security forces and the rest were civilians, said Farhad Hama Ali, a Kurdish security official in Kirkuk. The oil-rich city has been under the control of Kurdish forces since June, when the Shiite-dominated Iraqi army abandoned it amid an offensive by Sunni Muslim militants. The retreat allowed the Kurdish forces to move in and control the city, over...

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