At least 30 killed in violence

5:56 PM, Jan 18, 2014   |    comments
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BAGHDAD (AP) - At least 30 people have been killed in violence across Iraq today, including a series of car bombings in neighborhoods around Baghdad.

Officials say bombs exploded near a restaurant, a bus station and a hospital. Other casualties occurred as a result of fighting between militants and government troops over control of the country's contested Anbar province.

The White House says Vice President Joe Biden called Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (NOO'-ree ahl-MAHL'-ih-kee) today to discuss the fighting in Anbar.

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