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Car bomb strikes funeral in Iraq, killing 40

January 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Officials said at least 40 people were killed and 78 others were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a funeral tent in Iraq.

The explosion happened Thursday in a mainly Shiite area of Baghdad.

The attack is the latest in recent bombings that have killed nearly 200 people.

Iraqi soldiers and an electricity official were also targeted by sporadic bombings on Thursday.