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Unease, resignation a day after bloody attack in Iraq

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Reuters

It's the day after one of the bloodiest days in Iraq in months.

Nearly 80 people died nationwide on Wednesday.

But despite the carnage, Baghdad residents go on with their lives.

All too aware that death can come at any moment.

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) IRAQI CITIZEN, ADEL, SAYING:

"Every day when I leave the house, I tell my wife what to do if I die. We are afraid of going out. What if we do not come back home? What will happen to my wife and children?"

Two years after U.S. troops left Iraq, violence is back up.

Up to levels of 2006 when tens of thousands were killed.

Sometimes al Qaeda-linked militants claim responsibility for attacks.

But many explosions are never claimed.

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) OWNER OF SHOP SELLING SPARE PARTS, RAID MOHAMMED SAYING:

"We are afraid even when we are inside our houses because we do not know the enemy. We do not know who is targeting us. We are not in a war to know who we are fighting."

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