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Iraqi bombings bring 30 deaths

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Bombings in Baghdad killed 26 people and four others died when mortar rounds slammed into their homes in a nearby town yesterday, the second day of violence after authorities lifted a curfew that briefly calmed sectarian attacks. A spokesman for the powerful Association of Muslim Scholars blasted the Shiite-led government for failing to protect Iraqis, and he urged Sunnis to defend their mosques.