Iraq

At Least 30 Killed in Baghdad Bomb Blasts on Muslim Holiday

Bomb blasts in Shi'ite neighborhood and an attack on an Iranian pilgrims' bus marked the second day of Eid al Adha

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Bombings on Shi'ite neighborhoods in Baghdad and a blast on an Iranian pilgrim bus killed more than 30 people on Saturday, marring Iraqi celebrations of the second day of the Islamic Eid al Adha religious festival.

Violence in Iraq has eased sharply, but Sunni Islamist insurgents and al Qaeda's Iraq wing often target Shi'ites in an attempt to stir up the kind of sectarian tensions that dragged the country close to civil war in 2006-2007.