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33 Killed in Insurgent Attacks Across Iraq

Security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in the town of Suwayrah, 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq,  April 21, 2014.
Security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in the town of Suwayrah, 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, April 21, 2014.
VOA News
Separate attacks across Iraq have killed at least 33 people and wounded dozens more.

Monday's deadliest violence took place in Suwayrah, south of Baghdad, when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint, killing at least 10 people and injuring more than 17.

In the nearby town of Madain, another suicide car bomber struck an army checkpoint, killing two soldiers and wounding five others.

A roadside bomb killed an Iraqi soldier and wounded three in the northern town of Mishahda.  In Latifiya, about 30 kilometers south of Baghdad, gunmen in a speeding car killed one civilian and injured two in a shooting rampage.

Four bomb attacks struck various parts of Baghdad Monday evening, killing at least 14 and wounding 40.

Medical officials confirmed the causality figures from the attacks across the country.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the bombings, but violence across Iraq has increased as militants look to undermine the Shi'ite-led government ahead of the parliamentary election on April 30.

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