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A series of attacks and blasts hit 11 cities in Iraq, largely targeting security forces.
A wave of attacks across Iraq today has left dozens of people dead, many of them soldiers and police.
In the latest attack, a late-night car bomb killed 11 people outside a coffee shop in a Shiite stronghold in Baghdad, according to the AP.
In another attack, at a military post in Dujail, about 30 miles north of Baghdad, gunmen and a suicide bomber killed 11 soldiers and injured seven, Reuters reported.
A bomb killed at least seven police recruits in the northern city of Kirkuk, a flashpoint for violence, according to the AP. The men had been applying for security jobs with the Northern Oil Company.
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A car bomb also exploded outside a French consulate and a hotel in Nasiriyah, a Shiite-dominated city in Iraq's south, killing a police guard and injuring four other guards.
Reuters said that in Amara, 185 miles south of Baghdad, car bombs killed at least 16 people near a Shiite shrine and a market place.
Smaller attacks took place in cities including Baghdad, Basra and Tal Afar, the AP said.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks. Much of the recent violence in Iraq has been blamed on Sunni insurgents with links to Al Qaeda, Reuters said.
On Friday, bombings in Kirkuk killed at least eight people and wounded scores more.
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