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Dozens Killed In Wave Of Iraq Attacks


A spate of at least nine suicide attacks across Iraq has left dozens killed and injured.

The worst of the October 20 attacks was a double bombing that struck a cafe in a Shi'ite area in southern Baghdad.

At least 34 people were killed and 50 injured in that attack, according to Iraqi officials.

Eight suicide bombers struck on Sunday in the town of Rawa, near the Syrian border in Anbar Province. Eight people were killed and at least 28 injured in those attacks, including three members of the local council and three police officers.

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More than 480 people have been killed in violence in Iraq so far this month and almost 5,200 so far this year, according to a count by AFP.

Based on reporting by AFP, dpa, and AP
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