Baghdad, Kirkuk blasts kill 42

Sunnis halt government talks in Iraq

Posted: August 24, 2014 at 4:01 a.m.

Iraqi firefighters hose down burning cars after an attack involving three bombs took place in Kirkuk, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. In oil-rich Kirkuk, long disputed by Baghdad and the Kurdish regional government, three car bombs went off in a crowded commercial district, killing over a dozen people and wounding over 100, Kirkuk deputy police chief Tarhan Abdel-Rahman said. (AP Photo)

BAGHDAD -- Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 42 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has heightened sectarian tensions.

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