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10 killed in renewed Baghdad bloodshed; judge among those dead

Published on Jan 14, 2014 9:59 PM

BAGHDAD (AFP) - Gun and bomb attacks in Baghdad on Tuesday killed 10 people, including a senior judge, in part of a protracted surge in bloodshed ahead of April parliamentary elections.

The bloodshed came just a day after attacks in and around the capital killed 30, with the spike in unrest and a deadly weeks-long standoff in Anbar province sparking fears Iraq is slipping back into the brutal sectarian war that killed tens of thousands in 2006 and 2007.

At least 10 people were killed and 16 others wounded in Tuesday's violence, according to security and medical officials.

Attacks struck across the capital, from a car bomb in the sprawling northeastern Shiite neighbourhood of Sadr City, which killed four, to the killing of the son of a tribal leader in Jisr al-Diyala, south Baghdad.

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