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Last Updated: Friday, 3 December, 2004, 16:16 GMT
In pictures: Baghdad blasts
Blood stains at the scene of the car bomb blast outside a Shia mosque in Baghdad's Adhamiya district
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Insurgents attacked at Baghdad's weakest moment - dawn on Friday, the start of the Islamic weekend.
Iraqi policeman leaves the damaged mosque
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Worshippers were leaving this Shia mosque in a Sunni district of the city when a car bomb exploded.
Site of the car bomb attack
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At least 14 people were killed and 19 injured in the blast.
Iraqi policemen at the scene of the police station attack in al-Ummal district
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An hour earlier, a group of insurgents stormed a police station in another part of the city.
The coffin of one of those killed
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Witnesses said the rebels shot all the police officers they could find - at least 12 people were confirmed dead.
Women at the scene of the car bomb attack
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The attacks come after a period of relative calm in the city, and raise tensions ahead of next month's elections.
US troops at scene of car bomb attack
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They also highlight the problems surrounding US plans to hand over security to the Iraqi police.


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