Sectarian Violence Erupts Anew In Iraq

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BAGHDAD (CNN) — At least 15 people were killed Saturday in Baghdad and Anbar provinces, police said, in what appeared to be a continuation of sectarian violence.

Another 14 people, six of them police officers, most of whom are Shia, were kidnapped Saturday in Anbar province, police said.

The incidents occurred a day after dozens of people were killed when bombs struck as worshipers were leaving a Sunni mosque and attending a funeral.

At least 40 people were killed and 46 others wounded Friday in the two roadside explosions outside a Sunni mosque in the city of Baquba, police and health officials told CNN.

Baquba, the largest city in Diyala province, is about 60 kilometers (37 miles) north of Baghdad.

That bombing, one of several attacks Friday, came on the heels of a spate of sectarian violence in the Middle Eastern nation.

Tensions have grown in recent months between Iraq’s…

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