Baghdad Blasts Kill 34; al-Qaeda Blamed

Explosions rock apartment buildings across city
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 6, 2010 5:00 AM CDT
An Iraqi woman reacts at the scene of a blast in central Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, April 6, 2010. Massive explosions hit apartment buildings across Baghdad, killing at least 34 and wounding scores more.   (Karim Kadim)

(Newser) – Baghdad's top military spokesman is blaming al-Qaeda in Iraq for a series of massive explosions at apartment buildings across Baghdad that killed at least 34 people. Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, a spokesman for Baghdad's operations command center, told state-owned TV after the blasts today, "we are in a state of war with the remains of al-Qaeda."

He said terrorists are trying to disrupt security and the political process in Iraq, where parties are struggling to form a new government after the March 7 election produced no clear winner. Today's attack was the fourth with multiple casualties in Iraq in five days.

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