Residents gather at the site of a car bomb attack in the AL-Mashtal district in Baghdad March 19, 2013. A series of coordinated car bombs and blasts hit Shi'ite districts across Baghdad and south of the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing at least 25 people
Series of bombs kills at least 22 in Baghdad: police
Posted : Tuesday, 19 March 2013 02:25AM
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Car bombs and roadside blasts killed at least 22 people in Shi'ite districts across the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Tuesday, police and hospital sources said.
Sunni Islamist insurgents tied to al Qaeda have stepped up their campaign of attacks this year in an attempt to trigger sectarian tensions and undermine Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shi'ite-led government.
(Reporting by Kareem Raheem and Ahmed Rasheed; writing by Patrick Markey)
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