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Bomb Blasts in Iraq

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http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/15/world/meast/iraq-violence/index.html

Baghdad (CNN) -- A series of bomb blasts across Iraq on Monday killed at least 42 people and wounded more than 257 others, police said.

The attacks took place in at least six provinces: Baghdad, Anbar, Babel, Kirkuk, Salaheddin Diyala, and Nasriya, police officials across the country told CNN.

Two of the bombs exploded at a checkpoint near Baghdad's international airport.

Most of the attacks in Baghdad targeted Shiite areas, police told CNN. Al Qaeda in Iraq, made up of Sunni extremists, has claimed responsibility for many attacks in recent months.

Attacks elsewhere hit security checkpoints, Shiite areas and political offices.

With provincial elections scheduled to take place in five days, ongoing attacks have politicians worried that violence could skew the outcome, if Iraqis who fear attacks on polling centers stay at home.

42 people dead and 257 wounded.

What is going on with this world.

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Boston isn't the only one who needs prayers.

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I'm going to guess it was Islamic extremists.

*waits to get flamed*

Really though Iraq was a war that should never have happened. Not that the Iraqi regime didnt deserve to get invaded. But the Iraqi people didnt. Anyone know of any polls where Iraqis think they were better off before or after? I would be shocked if there were iraqis thinking its better now. Then again I don't really understand how bad Saddam really was.

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That country is a mess.

This is a fairly common occurrence. People there can't go out without the risk of being blown to pieces.

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Guess which explosion today is going to be considered by the news the more serious tragedy?

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I'm going to guess it was Islamic extremists.

*waits to get flamed*

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Guess which explosion today is going to be considered by the news the more serious tragedy?

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That country is a mess.

This is a fairly common occurrence. People there can't go out without the risk of being blown to pieces.

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No, but it is good to keep perspective.

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Just because its a common occurence doesn't mean its not important. 42 people died in Iraq, and no one seems to care.

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It's stupid because they're basically fighting over whether it's "to-mae-to" or "to-mah-to"

:sadno:

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It's stupid because they're basically fighting over whether it's "to-mae-to" or "to-mah-to"

:sadno:

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Just because its a common occurence doesn't mean its not important. 42 people died in Iraq, and no one seems to care.

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It's stupid because they're basically fighting over whether it's "to-mae-to" or "to-mah-to"

:sadno:

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I didn't say it wasn't.

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Guess which explosion today is going to be considered by the news the more serious tragedy?

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What was the motive behind this bombing?

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