June 13, 2012

A wave of car bombs have struck Shi’ite pilgrims in several cities across Iraq, killing at least 65 people and wounding more than 200.

The bloodshed that started at dawn on Wednesday was a stark reminder of the political tensions threatening to provoke a new round of sectarian violence that once pushed Iraq to the brink of civil war.

Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, but they bore the hallmarks of Sunni insurgents who frequently target Shi’ites in Iraq.

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