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Waves of violence take over Iraq

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According to security and medical sources, a suicide bomber with an explosives-packed vest blew himself up in Muqdadiyah, a town northeast of Baghdad, killing at least 13 people and injuring 41 others.

Second day in a row of attacks, dozens of people have been killed in Iraq as government forces continue to battle fighters in the western province of Anbar.

The attack happened just hours after 16 Iraqi army soldiers and tribal fighters were killed in a village south of Fallujah, in Anbar, after a shelling on their barracks.

With the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group claiming responsibility for attacks, Monday’s violence is one of Iraq’s bloodiest days in recent weeks.

The deadly attacks included two roadside bombs targetting a market in Sadr City, a predominantly Shia neighbourhood north of the capital Baghdad, killing at least 70 people.The attacks left 100 people injured in addition to the deaths.

Several policemen were kidnapped after an attack, in Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad. Apart from that a nearby village was also raided by ISIL, military sources told Al Jazeera.

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