Rush hour bombs targeting Shi’ites kill 24 in Baghdad

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A series of car bombs exploded across Baghdad at rush hour on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people in the deadliest attacks since last month’s election, from which votes are still being counted.The apparently coordinated blasts targeted mainly Shi’ite districts of the capital.”I was trying to pick up a passenger when a fireball and a thunderous blast shook my taxi,” said Kadhim Ali, a driver who narrowly escaped one of three explosions in the slums of Sadr City. “I saw people with their clothes stained with blood shouting for help.”Preliminary results from the April 30 parliamentary election are expected within the coming days. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a Shi’ite, is seeking a third term despite worsening violence that critics blame in no small part on his policies towards the country’s Sunni minority.

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