Dozens killed as attacks sweep across Iraq

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Updated at 5:59 a.m. ET: BAGHDAD: Two car bombs exploded near the Iraqi city of Amara on Sunday, killing at least 16 people, police and hospital sources said, as a wave of attacks killed nearly 60 across the country.

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Wave of attacks kills at least 82 across Iraq

Updated at 4:12 a.m. ET: BAGHDAD, Iraq — A wave of bombings and an attack on an Iraqi military based killed at least 82 people on Monday. The death toll made it the bloodiest day of the year in the country, The Associated Press reported. 

More than 100 others were wounded, police and hospital sources said.

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Coordinated attacks hit multiple cities in Iraq

Bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad and police in southern Iraq killed more than 70 people on Wednesday in a wave of attacks during a major religious festival, police and hospital sources said.