Deadly bombings in Iraq

Associated Press
People inspect the aftermath of a car bomb attack in Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. A wave of car bombings targeting those celebrating the end of Ramadan across Iraq killed scores of people Saturday, a bloody reminder of the inability of Iraqi authorities to stop violence threatening to spiral out of control. (AP Photo)

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At least 16 people were killed and 41 wounded on Monday in a suicide bomb attack on a crowded cafe in Balad, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, part of the worst wave of violence in Iraq in around five years.

Two roadside bombs - one planted near a playground and another near a school - also killed six people and wounded dozens, some of them children, in the town of Muqdadiya, 80 km northeast of the capital.

A series of car bombs in mainly Shi'ite areas of Baghdad killed 57 people and wounded more than 150 on Saturday, in what appeared to be coordinated attacks on people celebrating the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.(Reuters)

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