No day goes by without its toll of violence in Iraq. In the last 24 hours alone, several attacks have caused dozens of victims.
In the southern city of Basra, the chief judge was assassinated in his car last night by masked gunmen who shot him dead. His driver was injured. In another incident, at least 18 people were killed in a suicide car bomb attack near the hospital of Musayyib, some 70 kilometres southwest of Baghdad.
The city is located near the so-called “Triangle of Death”.
Most of the victims were civilians. At least another 25 people were injured.