Deadly bombings; Iraqi parliament deadlock

BAGHDAD (AP) -- At least 11 people have been killed in separate bombings in Baghdad today.

The deadliest attack was a double car bombing that claimed eight lives. Three more people have been killed by a roadside bomb at a downtown intersection.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi parliament remains deadlocked over a provincial elections law aimed at promoting national unity. The sticking point is Kurdish objections to power-sharing proposals for oil-rich Kirkuk. Kurds want to annex the area into their semiautonomous region.

A U.N. plan would enable elections to be held in all provinces except the one that includes Kirkuk, but lawmakers have refused to approve it.

The U.S. considers provincial elections key to building peace among the country's rival religious and ethnic communities.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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