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Attacks in Iraq Kill More than 40

Baghdad, October 8 (RHC)-- More than 40 people have been killed and over 80 others wounded in a series of bomb attacks and shootings across Iraq, mostly in the capital city of Baghdad. According to media reports, multiple bombs attacks -- mostly car bomb explosions -- killed 30 people and injured nearly 70 others in Baghdad.

Police say there have been at least seven explosions in eight neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital. Earlier, a number of other explosions and a shooting killed more than a dozen people in several cities across Iraq including in Fallujah and Baquba. The attacks also injured more than 15 people.

Over the weekend, a series of bomb attacks claimed the lives of 105 people, including women and children, and wounded over one hundred others in Baghdad and the northern village of Qabak.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the blasts, which bear the hallmarks of al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq, who seek to destabilize the central government.

According to the United Nations, almost 1,000 people were killed and more than 2,000 were wounded in violence in Iraq in September, making it one of the deadliest months in recent years.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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