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Suicide Car Bomb Explodes Outside Baghdad Intelligence Agency, 8 Dead

A suicide car bomb rammed into Baghdad’s intelligence headquarters Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 35, a police source told NBC News. The vehicle exploded upon impact with the main gates of the building which is located in the center of the city and near a main square frequently bustling with people and traffic.

The attack comes one day after a major assault on Sunni Muslims who were inside a mosque during Friday prayers. Shiite militiamen opened fire on the worshipers in an apparent sectarian massacre which left at least 68 dead or wounded.

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- NBC’s Baghdad Producer