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Explosions hit Baghdad apartments, 34 dead

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi police and health officials say massive explosions at apartment buildings across Baghdad have killed at least 34 people and wounded more than 100.

The blasts Tuesday are the latest sign that Iraq's fragile security could dissolve in the chaos of the country's unresolved election.

Baghdad's top military spokesman is blaming al-Qaida in Iraq.

It was the fourth attack with multiple casualties across Iraq in five days, a spate of violence that has claimed more than 100 lives. Violence has spiked as political leaders scramble to secure enough support to form a government after the March 7 elections failed to produce a clear winner.

Police and medical officials said the death toll was at least 34, and women and children were among those killed. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to release information publicly.


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