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Almost 40 die in Iraq bombings, shootings

Posted: June 10, 2014 at 4:57 a.m.

Civilians and security officers inspect the site of a suicide bomb attack in Tuz Khormato, 130 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday.

A double bombing tore through Kurdish political party offices in northern Iraq in the deadliest of a series of attacks nationwide that killed almost 40 people Monday, officials said. It was the second such assault in as many days.

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