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11 Mar, 2007 14:23

New surge in Iraq violence: 32 killed, 24 injured

New surge in Iraq violence: 32 killed, 24 injured

At least 32 people have been killed and 24 injured by a car bomb in the centre of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. A car bomber hit a truck with 70 Shiite pilgrims on their way home from a major religious festival in Karbala in Southern Iraq.

In a separate blast 10 people were killed and 5 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a minibus on its way to a Shiite district of the Iraqi capital.

Police also report that a suicide bomber attacked the offices of Iraq's biggest Sunni political party killing 3 guards.

This new surge of violence comes after Iraq’s leadership and world powers agreed that it was important to stop bloodshed in the region.