Baghdad Blasts Kill 34; al-Qaeda Blamed

Explosions rock apartment buildings across city
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 6, 2010 5:00 AM CDT
Baghdad Blasts Kill 34; al-Qaeda Blamed
An Iraqi woman reacts at the scene of a blast in central Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, April 6, 2010. Massive explosions hit apartment buildings across Baghdad, killing at least 34 and wounding scores more.   (Karim Kadim)

Baghdad's top military spokesman is blaming al-Qaeda in Iraq for a series of massive explosions at apartment buildings across Baghdad that killed at least 34 people. Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, a spokesman for Baghdad's operations command center, told state-owned TV after the blasts today, "we are in a state of war with the remains of al-Qaeda."

He said terrorists are trying to disrupt security and the political process in Iraq, where parties are struggling to form a new government after the March 7 election produced no clear winner. Today's attack was the fourth with multiple casualties in Iraq in five days. (More Iraq stories.)

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