Terrorist bomb attacks kill 14, injure 70 across Iraq
On Tuesday, at least 11 people were killed and 55 others injured after two bomb blasts rocked the Iraqi city of Tuz Khormato, situated some 210 kilometers (130 miles) north of the capital Baghdad.
The fatalities included former deputy provincial governor, Ali Hashim.
Separately, a bomb explosion targeting Shia pilgrims south of Baghdad killed three and wounded fifteen others.
This comes after dozens of people lost their lives in bomb attacks across the country on Monday.
There has recently been an upsurge in violence across Iraq, and the authorities say Qatar and Saudi Arabia have had a hand in some of the deadly incidents.
On Saturday, at least 24 people, mostly Shia Muslims, were killed and many others injured in Iraq.
The deadliest attack occurred in the town of Taji, north of Baghdad, when a bomb planted inside a mosque went off at about 8:00 p.m. (1700 GMT), killing 15 people and injuring more than 31 others.
On June 19, some 31 people were killed in two coordinated bomb attacks inside and near a Shia mosque in Baghdad.
On June 16, 51 people lost their lives and many others were injured in a spate of attacks across the country.
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.
Earlier this month, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for Iraq Martin Kobler called on the Iraqi leaders to “sit together” to 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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