December 27, 2008 4:12 PM

Baghdad bombing suggests that security gains are fragile

A car bomb ripped through a historic Shiite Muslim district of Baghdad Saturday, killing at least 24 people and wounding at least 46, Iraqi police said. The bombing in Kadhimiyah, a holy area for Shiite Muslims, underscores fear that the security gains of the past year are fragile, even in the country’s capital.

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