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Gun, Bomb Attacks Kill at Least 67 in Iraq

Officials in Iraq say the death toll from a wave of shootings and bomb attacks across the country Monday has risen to at least 67.

In the deadliest attack, at least 36 people were killed and 100 were wounded when two car bombs exploded in the central Iraqi city of Hilla. Investigators say explosions occurred outside of a textile factory in the city, which is about 95 kilometers south of Baghdad.

Earlier Monday, 13 people were killed and 70 others injured in a double bombing in the town of Suwayra located about 50 kilometers south of Baghdad.

In the capital, gunmen killed seven Iraqi soldiers and policemen in attacks on six checkpoints.

In separate incidents, two people were killed in two separate bombings that targeted police officers south of Baghdad.

Meanwhile, a car bomb in Tarmiya, located north of the capital, killed three people and injured 16 others.

In the western city of Fallujah, four bombs were detonated outside of the homes of police officers, leaving four people dead and several injured.

Also, in the northeastern city of Mosul, two Kurdish soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb near a checkpoint manned by Iraqi and Kurdish forces.

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