Tensions high in Iraq as support for new PM grows

An Iraqi woman pauses at the site of a car bomb attack in central Baghdad's busy commercial Karradah neighborhood, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014. On Tuesday night, a car bomb exploded in the commercial district of Karrada, killing and wounded scores of people. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi troops imposed heightened security in Baghdad Wednesday as international support mounted for a new prime minister to replace Nouri al-Maliki, who has called on the armed forces to stay out of politics amid fears of a possible coup.

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