TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and YASMINE MOUSA
The New York Times
April 6, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
BAGHDAD — Deadly blasts shook Baghdad for the second time in three days on Tuesday, deepening fears that Iraq was teetering on the edge of a new outbreak of insurgent and sectarian violence, officials said.
At least seven bombings of residential areas of the capital, both Shiite and Sunni, killed 35 people and wounded more than 140. The violence came against a backdrop of continuing political instability after March 7 parliamentary elections rendered a fractured result that has left no single group with the ability to form a government, forcing a scramble for coalitions.
A similar political void after the 2005 parliamentary vote sparked months of violence and preceded Iraq’s bloody sectarian warfare of 2006 and 2007, from which the country has only begun to emerge.