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Car bomb kills 11 in Iraq

Aug. 8, 2012 at 10:18 PM   |   Comments

AZIZIYA, Iraq, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A car bomb set off as mourners arrived for a funeral in Aziziya, Iraq, Wednesday night killed at least 11 people and injured 25, authorities said.

The blast occurred about 7 p.m. local time in the predominately Shiite town 37 miles south of Baghdad in Wasit province, CNN reported.

The bombing was the latest in a string of attacks that have killed dozens in Iraq in the past several days, the U.S. news network said.

While violence is down from its peak in 2006-2007, last month up to 325 people died in attacks, CNN noted.

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