Many die in Baghdad bombings

At least 16 people are killed despite tight security over Iran president's visit.

    Security is tight in the Iraqi capital over Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit [EPA] 

    The bombings occurred despite security being tightened across Baghdad for Ahmadinejad's visit, the first state visit by an Iranian president since the Iran-Iraq war.

     

    US military commanders blame the al-Qaeda for most large-scale bombings in Iraq but there was no immediate indication of who was responsible for Monday's bombings or whether they were directly linked to Ahmadinejad's visit.


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