Dozens Killed in New Wave of Iraq Bombings

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2009 3:13 AM CDT
Iraqi policemen stand guard as rescue services dig through the rubble of a bombing site at the village of Rasheediya near Mosul that killed 40 people at a mosque.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A series of bomb attacks in Baghdad and Mosul killed at least 41 people today and raised fears of a new upsurge in sectarian violence, the BBC reports. In Mosul, where an attack on a Shia mosque killed 40 people Friday, a double truck bomb killed 25 people in a Shia community.  In Baghdad, construction workers were targeted with a pair of bombs that killed at least seven. Iraqis are reportedly losing faith in the government's ability to protect them under the new security deal.