Attacks kill at least 18 people across Iraq
On Tuesday, seven people were killed and 15 others wounded after twin roadside bombs went off in the town of Tarmiyah, north of the capital Baghdad.
In Baghdad, two bomb explosions in the districts of Bayaa and Amriyah killed six people and injured five others.
Three people were also killed in shootings in the cities of Abu Ghraib and Fallujah.
Moreover, bomb attacks in Mosul and Baquba killed two others.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but al-Qaeda-linked militants often carry out the acts of terror.
Earlier this week, the country’s ministries of health and defense said that 948 people, including 852 civilians, 53 police officers and 43 soldiers, were killed in violent attacks across the Arab country in November.
Another 1,349 people were also injured in the attacks.
The figures indicate that November was one of the deadliest months of 2013, with civilians accounting for about 90 percent of the fatalities.
On October 23, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki warned that Iraq is facing a “war of genocide.”
“It has become clear… that Iraq is subjected to a war of genocide targeting all of its components,” the Iraqi premier said.
He blamed the al-Qaeda militant group for killing thousands of people in Iraq, saying that the group is “destroying the houses of citizens and killing them, and blowing up government departments.”
Data released by Iraq’s ministries of Health, Interior and Defense on November 1 showed that violence in the Arab country killed 964 people and injured 1,600 others in October alone.
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