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32 Killed in Violence in Iraq

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A resident inspects a damaged vehicle a day after a car bomb attack in Dujail, 50 kilometers north of Baghdad, Aug. 23, 2013.

A resident inspects a damaged vehicle a day after a car bomb attack in Dujail, 50 kilometers north of Baghdad, Aug. 23, 2013.

Iraqi officials say 25 people died Friday in a suicide bombing in Baghdad, the bloodiest attack in a day of violence that killed at least 32 people across the country.

The suicide bombing struck a popular park in the Qahira neighborhood in north Baghdad. More than 50 people were wounded.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for that attack.

Deadly gun and bomb attacks elsewhere in the country hit both Shi'ite and Sunni areas.

Violence has been on the rise in Iraq since the government began a crackdown on a Sunni protest camp in April. Militants have been striking restaurants and other places where people gather in an effort to inflict maximum casualties.

More than 3,000 people have been killed in the violence this year.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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