Scores killed in Iraq twin blasts

At least 57 people killed in bombings north of Baghdad.

    Friday's explosions occurred less than an hour before the poll panel was set to disclose full results [AFP]

    The explosions came less than an hour before Iraq's national election commission was due to announce full resultsfrom the country's hotly-contested March 7 parliamentary election.

    Violence has dropped dramatically across Iraq since its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks remain common, especially in Baghdad and the restive northern city of Mosul.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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