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BAGHDAD (AP) – The U.S. military says it warned Iraqi officials about possible attacks in Baghdad the same day that bombers struck government sites in the country’s capital last week.

The U.S. military said in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday that the information it shared with the Iraqis addressed such attacks, but that there was no “specific actionable intelligence” related to the bombings that killed 127 people.

Iraq’s parliament is having a fourth day of hearings with security officials over breaches that allowed for Tuesday’s attacks, the third such large-scale strike in Baghdad since summer.

Abbas al-Bayati, from the parliament’s defense committee, says the hearings are held behind closed doors. Lawmakers are expected to make recommendations about security improvements.

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