A bomb rocked a coffee shop in northern Baghdad Monday, killing at least three civilians and injuring at least 23, police said. The bomb was left in a plastic bag inside the shop, located in a market area of the Azamiyah neighborhood, Police Maj. Falah al-Mohammadewi said.
The explosion destroyed the coffee shop and damaged surrounding buildings and cars, al-Mohammadewi said. The shop's owner is a Shiite Muslim, though the clientele included several Sunni Muslims, the police official said. Sectarian violence between the two groups has gripped Iraq ever since the Feb. 22 bombing of a Shiite shrine in Samarra, with hundreds being killed. Suspected insurgents launched a series of attacks across the nation Monday, which marks the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion into Iraq, reports the AP.
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