Dozens Killed, Wounded in Series of Bombings in Iraq

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0  Updated at 10:50 am, April 19th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — A series of bombings across Iraq Thursday morning left dozens dead and many more injured, marking the deadliest day in the country in nearly a month.

Blasts were reported in Baghdad, Baqouba, Dibis, Kirkuk, Samarra and Taji, and went on for about an hour and a half.  Security forces and government officials appeared to be the primary targets.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but officials say the attacks bear similarities to those carried out by al Qaeda

Thursday was the deadliest day in Iraq since March 20, when more than 40 people were killed and hundreds were wounded by shootings and bombings carried out by insurgents ahead of an Arab League summit.

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