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        12/31/2013, Tevet 28, 5774

      Baghdad: 15 Killed in Bombings on Tuesday

      Reuters reports bombs went off across the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people, a day after police broke up a Sunni protest camp in a western neighborhood.

      No one claimed responsibility for any of Tuesday's attacks, says Reuters, but al Qaeda's Iraqi affiliate, which was forced underground, has resurfaced this year, reinforced by civil war in Syria and Sunni insurgence at home.

      In Baghdad, seven people were killed when two car bombs hit the Shi'ite neighborhood of Zafaraniya, says Reuters.

      In southeastern Baghdad, three mortar rounds landed near a condominium, killing four people.

      A bomb attached to a truck killed the driver and one passenger in the Shi'ite district of Basateen in northern Baghdad. Reuters adds that gunmen shot dead one policeman and injured another in the southern part of the capital.