19 Killed, 104 Injured in Iraq

    An Iraqi man inspects the aftermath of a car bomb exploded on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 near the town of Suwayrah, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. The car bomb exploded near a gathering of Shiite Muslims killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Karim Kadim / AP Photo

    At least 19 people were killed and 104 wounded in attacks across Iraq, making this the deadliest month there in a year. At least a dozen bomb blasts and one shooting were recorded in nine different cities, including Bagdad, where a car bomb killed six people and wounded 26, and Kirkurk, where four car bombs exploded within 45 minutes, injuring an unspecified number of security forces. On Monday, a British security firm warned of more violence in Iraq as the nation prepares to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

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