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At Least 40 People Reported Killed In Iraq Attacks

Deadly Bombings Strike Iraq On Eid Holidayi
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October 27, 2012
At least 20 people have died in attacks in Iraq during the religious festival of Eid al-Adha, which began on October 26. Video from Tuz Khurmatu in Salah Al-Din Province shows smoke rising from the city and houses reduced to rubble at the site of one of the bombings on October 27. (Reuters)

WATCH: Deadly bombings strike Iraq on Eid holiday.

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Attacks targeting mainly Iraq's Shi'ite community have left some 40 dead. 

The deadliest attacks on October 27 took place evening in the Shi'ite neighborhood of Baghdad's Sadr City. 

Police say a car packed with explosives blew up near a market, killing 12 and wounding 27. 

A short time later, a bomb went off at a bus station in Sadr City, killing 10 and wounding 31. 

Earlier in the day, a bomb exploded near playground equipment set up for celebrations to mark the four-day Eid al-Adha celebrations. 

That attack in Baghdad's eastern neighborhood of Bawiya killed eight people, according to police, including four children.  Another 24 were injured. 

Elsewhere, a bomb attached to a bus carrying Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims killed five people and wounded nine.

Violence is down in Iraq from its peak in 2006-08, when communal bloodshed left tens of thousands dead, but deadly attacks against security forces and Shi'ite pilgrims remain common.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, and Reuters

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