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Wave of attacks kills 69 in Iraq
Officials: Roadside bombs, exploding cars kill 11 in northeast Iraq; death toll rises to 69
By The Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) A series of roadside bombs and exploding cars in northeast Iraq has killed 11 people, bringing the day's death toll so far to 69.

Diyala province police spokesman Maj.Ghalib Al-Karkhi said the attacks early Monday all targeted security forces.

He said 25 people were wounded.

The blasts came within hours of explosions in Baghdad and northern Iraq that together left another 58 people dead.

The attacks in the capital, in the suburban Baghdad towns of Taji and Hussainya, and around the northern city of Kirkuk appeared coordinated and were aimed mostly at government officials and security forces.

Those casualties were confirmed by police and health officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

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