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More Violence as Bomb Explodes in Baghdad

Alexander Reed Kelly
Associate Editor
In December 2010, Alex was arrested for civil disobedience outside the White House alongside Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, Pentagon whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, healthcare activist Margaret Flowers and…
Alexander Reed Kelly

At least 37 people were killed and 42 injured when a suicide bomber struck a cafe in a Shiite neighborhood, officials say.

It was not immediately clear which group carried out the attack. Police said a car bearing explosives was driven to the cafe, which, along with a nearby juice shop, was popular with young people.

Correspondents of the BBC say the failure of the Shiite-led government to address the complaints of Iraq’s Sunni minority is behind the latest increase in violence. Many Sunnis are upset about being excluded from government jobs and upper level posts and about abuses by police.

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

BBC:

Earlier on Sunday, five suicide bombers attacked government buildings in western Anbar province killing two policemen and three officials.

Police told the BBC they suspected Sunni Muslim insurgents of being behind the attack.

In another incident, police said a suicide bomber killed six people in the city of Samarra, north of Baghdad.

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