20 Die in Bombings After Baghdad Curfew Lifted

At least 20 people were killed in two bombs in Baghdad Monday, a day after the Iraqi capital's decade-long nighttime curfew was lifted, police told NBC News. A suicide bomber blew himself up at a restaurant in the north Baghdad district of Kadhimyah, a Shiite area. Eighteen people were killed and 33 others injured, an officer told NBC News. In the second attack, an IED exploded in the Husseinyah area, in the northeast of the city, close to a Shiite mosque. Two people were killed and six injured, the officer said. Despite the violence, revelers poured onto the streets overnight Sunday as the midnight to 5 a.m. curfew that had been in place since 2004 was lifted.

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