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Official blames al-Qaida in Iraq for bombs, 34 die

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[April 20, 2010]  BAGHDAD (AP) -- Baghdad's top military spokesman is blaming al-Qaida in Iraq for a series of massive explosions at apartment buildings across Baghdad which killed at least 34 people.

Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, an spokesman for Baghdad's operations command center, said after the blasts Tuesday "we are in a state of war with the remains of al-Qaida." He spoke in an interview on state-owned TV.

He said terrorists are trying to disrupt security and the political process in Iraq, where parties are struggling for form a new government after the March 7 election produced no clear winner.

Tuesday's attack was the fourth with multiple casualties in Iraq in five days.

[Associated Press; By SINAN SALAHEDDIN]

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