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15 people die in another day of carnage in Iraq

Iran Press TV

Mon Jul 8, 2013 1:12PM GMT

At least 15 people have been killed and many more injured in a wave of violence, including car bomb attacks and shooting incidents across Iraq.

One of the deadliest incidents took place in the city of Madain, south of Baghdad, where a bomb exploded near a football field inside a sports club on Monday, killing at least six people.

In the northern city of Mosul three people including a police officer were killed in separate incidents.

In another development, gunmen opened fire on the family of a policeman killing the officer along with his wife, parents and two young children, who were returning from a wedding in the town of Musayyib.

There has been recently an upsurge in violence across Iraq whose authorities say Qatar and Saudi Arabia have had a hand in some of the deadly incidents.

The United Nations says a total of 1,045 people were killed and nearly 2,400 were injured in violent incidents across Iraq in May while a total of 761 Iraqis lost their lives and 1,771 others were wounded in terrorist attacks across the country in June.

Earlier this month, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for Iraq Martin Kobler called on the Iraqi leaders to “sit together” and address the country’s problems, including car bomb attacks throughout Iraq.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said that militant groups and the remnants of the former Ba’athist regime are responsible for the latest wave of violence in the country.


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