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Dozens killed in multiple explosions across Iraq

Iraqis inspect the damage at the site of a bombing near a market in the Sadr City area of northern Baghdad, on February 28, 2016. ©AFP

Scores of people have been killed in a series of terror attacks across Iraq as violence continues unabated in the Arab country, Iraqi media report.

A huge car bomb blast that targeted a police checkpoint in Iraq’s central province of Babil on Sunday left at least 60 people dead while over 65 others suffered injuries.

A separate bombing hit a military base in an area in the town of Abu Ghraib, some 25 kilometers (15 miles) west of the capital Baghdad, killing two Iraqi soldiers and injuring five.

An explosion in the town of Saab al-Bour, located approximately 29 kilometers (18 miles) northwest of the capital, left two people dead.

There were no immediate claim of responsibility for the acts of violence. However, Iraqi officials usually blame such attacks on the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by violence ever since Daesh Takfiri militants began their march through the Iraqi territory in June 2014.

Army soldiers and Popular Mobilization units have joined forces and are seeking to take back militant-held regions in joint operations.

According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 670 Iraqis lost their lives last month while 1,290 others were injured.

The UN mission added that the number of the civilians killed stood at 410, and the number of civilians injured was 1,050. Violence claimed the lives of 260 members of the Iraqi security forces while 240 others sustained injuries.

A large number of the fatalities were recorded in the capital, Baghdad, where 277 civilians were killed and 838 others wounded.

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