Militants Strike Baghdad And Northern City In Iraq04:24

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Violence erupted in Iraq today when Islamic State fighters attacked a crowded market with double suicide bombs, killing more than a dozen people. Islamic State fighters also attacked the city of Kirkuk, killing a high-ranking Iraqi soldier.

NPR's Alice Fordham joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson from Baghdad with details on the attacks, what life has been like there recently and where the U.S. and coalition efforts may be headed.


This segment aired on January 30, 2015.

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