Wave of Iraq attacks kill 61

A wave of violence across Iraq on Monday killed 61 people, nearly half of them in a series of attacks in the northern city of Mosul, officials said.

In Mosul, which is populated mainly by Sunnis, 29 people were killed when five car bombs targeted the army and police, the officials said. A curfew had been imposed in the city. “We have received many corpses,” said Anwar al-Juburi, a doctor at Mosul General Hospital. “Most of them were members of the security forces.” 

According to the doctor and an army brigadier general, who spoke on condition of anonymity, at least 29 people were killed and 80 others wounded in the city. Mosul, and the surrounding province of Nineveh of which it is the capital, remain one of the most violent parts of Iraq.

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