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Wave of Bombings Leave 26 Dead

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BAGHDAD (AP) - A series of coordinated bombings shattered Shiite neighborhoods and struck at Iraqi security forces Sunday, killing at least 26 in attacks that one official described as a rallying call by al-Qaida just days after dozens of militants escaped from prison. The blasts brought September's death toll from sectarian violence to nearly 200 people - a grim, above-average monthly total for the period since U.S. troops left last year. The steady pace of attacks has worked to undermine confidence in the government.