Iraq bombs kill 36

Iraqi anti-terrorism forces conduct exercises in Baghdad on December 14, 2011. Violence in Iraq has fallen sharply from its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks continue across the country. [AFP: Sabah Arar: file photo]
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Iraqi anti-terrorism forces conduct exercises in Baghdad on December 14, 2011. Violence in Iraq has fallen sharply from its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks continue across the country. [AFP: Sabah Arar: file photo]

Last Updated: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 00:23:00 +1000

A wave of bomb attacks in four different provinces across Iraq have killed at least 36 people.

An interior ministry official said bombings in and around Baghdad killed 17 people.

Police say bomb attacks in the northern province of Kirkuk left more dead.

Others were killed in bombings in Samarra in Salaheddin province, a commander of a local anti-Qaeda militia and a police lieutenant colonel said.

In Diyala province, north of Baghdad, a suicide bomber killed a police officer in the provincial capital Baquba, an army officer said.

It is the deadliest day in Iraq since March 20, when shootings and bombings claimed by Al Qaeda front group the Islamic State of Iraq killed 50 people and wounded 255 nationwide.

Violence in Iraq has fallen sharply from its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks still continue across the country.

Government figures show 112 Iraqis were killed in March.

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