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April was deadliest month in Iraq since 2008

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 2 May 2013
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, April was deadliest month in Iraq since 2008, 2 May 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/519a6bbf16.html [accessed 24 July 2016]
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May 02, 2013

By RFE/RL

Men clean up after a bomb detonated at a Shi'ite mosque in the northern city of Kirkuk on April 19.Men clean up after a bomb detonated at a Shi'ite mosque in the northern city of Kirkuk on April 19.

The United Nation's mission in Iraq has said that April was the deadliest month in that country since June 2008.

In a statement, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said 712 people were killed and 1,633 injured in acts of terrorism and violence in Iraq in April.

Most of the victims were civilians, with 595 dead and 1,438 injured.

One-hundred-seventeen members of the Iraqi security forces were killed and 195 were injured.

The worst violence was seen in Baghdad and in Diyalah, Salahuddin, Kirkuk, Ninewa, and Anbar provinces.

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