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Attacks across Iraq kill dozens

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 26 August 2013
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Attacks across Iraq kill dozens, 26 August 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/521f46d814.html [accessed 25 August 2016]
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August 26, 2013

A boy walks past the site of a bomb attack at a cafe in Baghdad's Al-Shaab district on August 26.A boy walks past the site of a bomb attack at a cafe in Baghdad's Al-Shaab district on August 26.

A series of attacks across Iraq has killed at least 46 people and wounded dozens of others.

The bloodiest attack took place in central Baquba, 65 kilometers northeast of Baghdad, when a car bomb blew up near a housing complex on August 25.

Police said at least 11 people were killed and 34 wounded.

Elsewhere, five Iraqi soldiers were killed when suspected militants ambushed vehicles transporting soldiers from Baghdad to join their units in Mosul.

Sunni Muslim insurgents and the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq have stepped up attacks in Iraq this year.

More than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in July, the highest monthly death toll since 2008, according to the United Nations.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and AFP

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