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Dozens Killed In Attacks Across Iraq

Deadly Blast Hits Basra
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WATCH: The southern Iraqi port of Basra was hit by a suicide car bomber, as Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for bombings across the country. (RFE/RL's Radio Farda)

Dozens of people have been killed in separate militant attacks across Iraq.

The attacks on April 4 left at least 25 dead and over 60 wounded.

In the deadliest single attack, a suicide bomber struck a street in the southern port city of Basra, killing five people and wounding 10.

The Islamic State (IS) extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Another attack targeted a convoy of the Popular Mobilization Force, a coalition of Shi'ite militias, killing five, in the town of Mashahdeh, north of Baghdad.

Another bomber struck a joint police and army checkpoint in north Baghdad, killing four people.

A fourth bomber hit militiamen in a restaurant south of the city of Nasiriyah, killing at least three people.

Two Iraqi security personnel were killed in a suicide car-bomb attack in Anbar Province, west of Baghdad, and a third was killed south of Baghdad by an explosive device.

Two people were also killed when mortar rounds hit the district of Abu Ghraib, west of the capital.

IS militants, who have been losing ground, frequently carry out suicide bombings targeting civilians and security forces in Iraq.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters

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