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More Than 60 Reported Killed In Series Of Baghdad Attacks

The reported casualty toll has risen to more than 60 people killed and more than 200 others injured from a series of attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

The apparently coordinated attacks on November 2 -- which included car bombings, suicide bombings, and mortar strikes -- hit more than 10 locations, including cafes, restaurants and markets, in mainly Shi'ite Muslim areas of the capital.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but reports say Al-Qaeda-linked Sunni militants are suspected of carrying out the assault.

Baghdad Governor Salah Abdul Razzaq called the attacks a "brutal crime," while the U.S. White House said it "strongly" condemned what it called the "vicious violence" in Baghdad.

The attacks followed the deaths of more than 50 Christian worshippers and police who were killed during a hostage-taking siege on October 31 at a Baghdad Roman Catholic church.

An Al-Qaeda-linked group, the Islamic State of Iraq, claimed responsibility for that attack and has threatened more attacks on Christians, saying they were "legitimate targets."

compiled from agency reports