In Iraq, car bombings slay 34 on holiday for Shiite martyr

Posted: May 14, 2014 at 5:39 a.m.

An Iraqi policeman stands near burning vehicles moments after one in a series of car bombs hit the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq, on Tuesday.

Militants unleashed a wave of car bombings in Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least 34 people and sending thick, black smoke into the Baghdad skies in a show of force against the majority Shiites as they marked what is meant to be a joyous holiday for their sect.

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