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Iraqi urges militias to toe line

Premier-designate: Follow state, stop acting independently

Posted: August 26, 2014 at 3:46 a.m.

Security forces and civilians assess the damage outside a mosque in Hilla about 95 kilometres (60 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Iraqi officials say a wave of attacks Monday targeting commercial areas in and outside Baghdad has killed and wounded scores of people. (AP Photo/Jaber al-Helo)

BAGHDAD -- Iraq's prime minister-designate Monday called on the country's numerous Shiite militias and tribes to come under government control and stop acting independently, as violence across the country killed at least 58 people in areas where the Muslim sect dominates.

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