Iraqi al-Qaida strikes Baghdad diplomatic center

In the third day of attacks striking Iraq, three car bombs detonated in a busy diplomatic hub in Baghdad -- attacks orchestrated by the insurgent group al-Qaida in Mesopotamia to undermine Iraqi security at a delicate time after the election. With political coalitions shifting in the wake of elections whose outcomes are not yet final as well as the departure of U.S. soldiers from the country, Iraqi militants have revived attacks in hopes of reinvigorating sectarian conflict. The bombings, which killed at least 30, struck the Iranian Embassy and the residences of the Egyptian chargé d'affaires and the German ambassador.

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