A series of bombs and shootings killed at least 47 people in several areas across Iraq on Sunday.
A car bomb that blew up near a housing complex in the city of Baquba left 11 people dead.
Five soldiers were killed when they were ambushed by suspected militants. The victims were reportedly travelling in two taxis from Baghdad to join their units in Mosul.
Further attacks in Madaen, Baghdad, Balad, Mosul and Baquba killed the other 32 victims of Sunday’s violence.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, however Sunni Islamist militants are suspected. Their insurgency against the Shi’ite-led government has gained momentum in recent months.
On Friday, a suicide bomber killed 25 people at a busy Baghdad cafe.
Sunni Muslim insurgents and the al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq have significantly increased their attacks this year. Over 1,000 Iraqis were killed in July, the highest monthly death toll since 2008, according to the United Nations.
More than two years of civil war in neighbouring Syria have aggravated deep-rooted sectarian divisions and shaken Iraq’s fragile coalition of Shi’ite, Kurdish and Sunni factions.
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