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By Anissa Haddadi
A car bomb and a roadside bomb blew up in a crowded parking lot outside a government building north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 28 people and wounding dozens more, officials said.
The blasts hit a municipal office in the town of Taji, about 20 km (12 miles) north of the Iraqi capital, a day after a wave of attacks on police and soldiers proved that the Iraqi security forces will struggle to cope with violent insurgency once the U.S troops complete their withdrawal by the end of the year.
The explosions hit police, government workers and Iraqis who had lined up for national identity cards, and television footage showed bodies and body parts scattered across the open lot.
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