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Bombings in Iraq target Shiites, kill dozens
Bombings in Iraq target Shiites, kill dozens

A wave of bombings struck majority Shiite Muslim areas of Baghdad and two other Iraqi cities Monday, killing at least four dozen people in an apparently worsening spiral of sectarian bloodletting. In the deadliest incident, a suicide bomber set off his explosives in a mosque, killing 11 people and wounding more than 30 in a poor, predominantly Shiite section of the capital known as New Baghdad. The Sunni Muslim extremist group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, which it said was in revenge for a mass shooting Friday of Sunni worshipers at a mosque in Diyala province, east of Baghdad, that left 73 people dead. Four other car bombs exploded in neighborhoods across...