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Deadly Attacks Continue Ahead Of Iraqi Elections

Iraqi security forces inspect the damage following a car bomb in the Aziziyah, south of Baghdad, on April 16.
Police officials say at least seven people have been killed and more than 20 wounded in bomb attacks in Iraq.

The bombings came a day after a wave of deadly attacks killed at least 50 people and wounded about 300 across Iraq.

On April 16, a car bomb killed at least four people in Aziziyah, while a roadside bomb killed a soldier near Mussayib, both south of Baghdad.

Two separate blasts north of Baghdad killed two people.

The violence comes just days before an April 20 election, in which Iraqis are to choose provincial governing councils.

At least 14 candidates have been killed so far.

The authorities have delayed voting in two Sunni-dominated provinces amid security concerns.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, and dpa