Police and hospital officials say a car bomb in Baghdad’s Shiite Sadr City district has killed 12 people and wounded 30.
They said the blast targeted a crowded outdoor market on Tuesday in the sprawling district in eastern Baghdad. Four bullet-riddled bodies, presumed to be Sunnis, were discovered in a Shiite district.
The targeting of the Shiite district came as signs emerged of a reprisal sectarian slaughter of Sunnis in Iraq, as police said pro-government Shiite militiamen killed nearly four dozen detainees after insurgents tried to storm a jail northeast of Baghdad on Monday night.
With the situation in Syria and in neighboring Iraq, the U.S. is nearing a decision on whether to use military force. Already, American officials are moving assets into the region and evacuating some personnel from Iraq.
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