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Blast Near Shi'ite Mosque In Baghdad Kills Dozens

Iraqi police and medical officials say a car-bomb explosion near a Shi'ite mosque in Baghdad has killed at least 30 people and injured 55.

The blast took place in the northwestern Kasra district of Baghdad late on September 11.

It was not immediately clear who had carried out the attack.

The United Nations says about 800 Iraqis were killed in August, with more than one-third of the deadly attacks happening in Baghdad.

The bloodshed, 18 months after U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq, has raised concerns about a return to the sectarian violence of 2006-07, when the monthly death toll sometimes topped 3,000.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP