1. VIOLENCE

    75 Killed in Iraq Attacks

    Security forces inspect the  scene of a car bomb attack in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.  In violence, which struck at least 10 cities across the nation Insurgents killed at least 39 people in a wave of attacks against Iraqi security forces on Sunday, gunning down soldiers at an army post and bombing police recruits waiting in line to apply for jobs, officials said. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

    Nabil al-Jurani / AP Photo

    At least 75 people were killed and 285 wounded in a series of attacks in Iraq on Sunday that targeted the country’s security forces. Attacking with bombs and gunmen, the onslaught by insurgents struck a dozen cities and an outpost of the Iraqi Army. Ten soldiers were killed in that assault, and 8 more were wounded. A brigadier general and 7 police recruits were killed when a bomb exploded in the city of Kirkuk, and 2 more car bombs detonated outside the French Consulate in Nasiriyah. Explosives went off in a number of other cities, including Baghdad. No group claimed immediate responsibility for the violence.

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