Bombing in Iraq Adds to Recent Rash of Violence

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A suicide car bombing near a hospital in a town southwest of Baghdad kills 18 people, most of them Iraqi civilians. Two deadly incidents Friday, both aimed at Shiite targets, raise concerns of sectarian violence. Results of the Jan. 30 elections for a national assembly are expected within days.



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