British base in southern Iraq comes under heavy mortar fire Monday

Sunday began with 34 dead. The largest number, 14, were killed in an explosion at the main entrance to Baghdad airport.
Two bodyguards of Kurdish FM Hoshiyar Zebari were killed by a roadside bomb against his motorcade 80 km north of the capital, Zebari was not in the motorcade himself. Saturday, six small, rural Shiite shrines north of the capital were wrecked in fresh sectarian attacks
In the capital, another unfruitful parliamentary session failed to agree on a national unity government under the premiership of Shiite leader Nuri al-Maliki.

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