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Attacks Kill, Injure Dozens Across Iraq


Explosions across Iraq have killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens more.

Seven people from the same family, including two children, were killed in the town of Mussayab, south of Baghdad, when bombs planted around their houses exploded.

Officials say the victims were apparently targeted because they were Shi'ite Muslims.

One of the two houses belongs to a police officer.

In the northern city of Kirkuk, at least three policemen were killed while trying to defuse a bomb in the center of the city.

At least another two people died in a bombing attack in Hillah, south of Baghdad.

A parked car bomb exploded in a busy street where local government offices are located.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP