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Iraq hit by coordinated suicide attacks

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Iraq has been hit by a series of suicide bombings in what appears to be a coordinated nationwide attack against Iraqi security forces. 
 
At least 11 people have been killed in a suicide truck bomb attack on a police station in Baghdad, just a week before the US hands over control of security to Iraq.
 
Another 34 people were wounded when the bomb exploded, bringing down part of the police station and damaging surrounding houses and shops.
 
Across the country, more than 40 people have died in a series of attacks today.
 
Overall violence in Iraq has dropped since 2006/2007 but bombings still happen virtually every day, suggesting insurgents are trying to exploit the political vacuum left after March’s inconclusive election.
 
US combat operations are due to end on August 31.