Bombs kill 60 in Iraq days after al Qaeda killings

The Associated Press

Date: Friday Apr. 23, 2010 1:13 PM ET

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People rush to extinguish a burning car moments after one in a series of bombs in the Shiite

stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, April 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

BAGHDAD — A series of bombings mainly targeting Shiite worshippers killed at least 60 people on Friday, officials said, just days after U.S. and Iraqi forces killed the top two al Qaeda leaders in Iraq in what was described as devastating blow to the insurgency.

The apparently coordinated attack, which occurred in a two-hour timespan, demonstrated insurgents remain a potent force despite U.S. and Iraqi claims that the terror network is on the run.

Officials have warned insurgents remain capable of staging high-profile bombings in a bid to reignite sectarian tensions that pushed the country to the brink of civil war

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