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Deadly Sunday: Series of Explosions Rock Baghdad

Antenna Audio, Inc./Getty Images(BAGHDAD) -- A series of explosions rocked parts of Baghdad and surrounding areas on Sunday leaving more than a dozen people dead and several others injured.

The most deadly incident occurred in Taji, an area located north of Iraq’s capital city. Officials say a car bomb targeting an American convoy went off, but there were no casualties. However, as Iraqi police reported to the scene, a suicide bomber reportedly then detonated an explosive device, killing seven police officers and injuring 10 others.

Elsewhere, in Al-Amil a parked car bomb was detonated, killing two people and injuring 15 others, while another car bomb was the cause of death for one person and the cause of injury to five others in the eastern Baghdad area of Talibiyah.

There were also explosions in the Sadr City, Beirut Square, Wathiq Square and Saydiya areas.

Officials say at least 13 people were killed and 58 others injured during Sunday’s attacks.

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Suicide Blast Kills Six in Kabul

ABC News(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- At least half a dozen people were killed in Kabul Saturday, during a suicide bombing attack at a hospital.

Officials say the attack occurred inside the Charsad Bestar Hospital, a military hospital located about 1500 feet from where the U.S. embassy is situated.

A suicide bomber reportedly walked into a tent where medical students were having lunch, and detonated an explosive device, killing six and injuring 23 others, officials say. Following the attack, some described the atmosphere around the Afghan capital city as being somewhat tense.

Outside the hospital authorities were on high alert as it was believed that a second suicide bomber might have been inside or nearby, however, no other attackers were found.

The Taliban has since claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Syria: Death Toll Rises, President Says Reform Coming

ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images(BANIAS, Syria) -- The bloodshed continued in Syria on Sunday, as security forces continued to clash with protesters in different parts of the country.

On Sunday, there were reports that a Syrian security officer was killed and another wounded after a Syrian armed forces unit was ambushed by armed protesters in the city of Banias. As army tanks surrounded Banias, there were also reports of security forces opening fire on a group of people gathered outside a mosque, killing at least three people and wounding several others, according to published reports.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that Syria is on course for comprehensive reform and that he hopes the country can benefit from the experiences of European countries, according to a report by state television.

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Three Plant Workers Hospitalized in Japan for Radiation Injuries

STR/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- Three workers from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were hospitalized Thursday after suffering radiation injuries.

The workers were trying to restore a broken pump when "they stepped into water and the water apparently contained higher levels of radiation.  As a result workers were exposed to the radiation," Japan's chief cabinet secretary, Yukio Edano, said through an NHK TV translator.

The three workers are being treated for cutaneous injuries on their legs.

All work has been halted on the plant for the time being.

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Deadly Car Bombs Rip Through Iraqi Capital

File photo. Photo Courtesy - AZHAR SHALLAL/AFP/Getty Images(BAGHDAD) -- At least eight people were killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad on Sunday.

Five car bombs exploded in different neighborhoods and three more were defused.

More than 30 people were injured.

These are the first bombing attacks in Baghdad itself in months.

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