Wave of attacks kills 56, wounds over 250 in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AFP) - A series of more than 20 attacks across Iraq killed 56 people and wounded over 250 others on Saturday and Sunday, security and medical officials said, with targets including security forces and markets.
The latest violence brings the number of people killed in attacks so far this month to 86, according to an AFP tally based on security and medical sources.
In the deadliest attack on Sunday, two car bombs exploded in a market near the shrine of Imam Ali al-Sharqi in southern Iraq, a security official said.
Dr Ali al-Alaa, a Maysan province health department official, said the blasts killed 14 people and wounded 60.