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88 Dead, Others Injured in Attacks in Iraq During the Weekend

October 6, 2013

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At least 10 people, mostly children, were killed in a series of car bomb attacks in northern Iraq Sunday, officials said.

The explosions caused the partial collapse of an elementary school in the village of Qabat, near the Syrian border, Voice of America reported.

Authorities said they feared more children were trapped in the rubble. Dozens of others were wounded by the blasts.

On Saturday, at least 78 people died and 166 were wounded in attacks across Iraq, China'sstate-run Xinhua News Agency reported.

In Baghdad, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb near a group of Shiite pilgrims, killing 51 people and injuring 107 others, police said.

The pilgrims were making their way to the al-Kadhimiya Mosque in the Kadhimiya neighborhood.

Also in Baghdad, 11 people died and 35 others wounded when a car bomb exploded near a popular cafe, police said. A second car bomb killed a police officer and wounded two others in southwestern Baghdad and a third car bomb killed one civilian and injured 10 others.

A bomb also killed a government employee in Baghdad, police said.

At a joint army and police checkpoint outside the town of Fallujah, a gunman killed a soldier and a policeman and injured two other soldiers, police said.

At a security checkpoint in Yousifiyah, a roadside bomb killed three paramilitary fighters and wounded four others, police said.

Gunman also carried out attacks in the cities of Mosul, Hawijah, and the Amriyat al-Fallujaharea, killing a total of six people and injuring five others.

Original headline: 88 dead, others injured in attacks in Iraq during the weekend

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