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Deadly attacks in Iraq killed at least 33 people today, including a dozen children slain when a suicide bomber detonated the explosives-laden car he was driving near their elementary school in the north of the country, officials said.
The attacks are the latest in a relentless wave of killing that has made for Iraq's deadliest outburst of violence since 2008.
This morning's suicide car bomb in the northern Iraqi village of Tal Afar targeted a school for children aged six to 12-years-old, the village's mayor Abdul Aal al-Obeidi said.
The dead in the village include 12 children, the school head and two policemen who were victims of a separate bomb nearby.
At least 27 people - many of them children - were killed in Iraq suicide bombs today after attackers targeted a primary school and a police station, officials said.
Two car bombs were detonated in the Shiite Turkomen village of Qabak in northern Iraqi this morning, while another attacker on foot detonated a bomb among Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad.
The number of people killed in suicide bomb attack on Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad has risen to 48, according to hospital officials.
Iraq's interior ministry spokesman has said a suicide bomber who blew himself up among Shiite pilgrims in northern Baghdad, is the deadliest in a series of attacks that have killed 41 people.
The bomber struck a pedestrian checkpoint for pilgrims in the largely Sunni neighborhood of Azamiyah, said Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan. He added that at least 56 people were also wounded in the attack.
The bombings followed earlier attacks on Saturday that killed 21 other people.
At least 13 people have died and another 22 injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a cafe in a largely Shiite town north of Baghdad, the local mayor said.
According to the Associated Press, Balad Mayor Malik Lefta said the coffee shop was in the centre of the town, which is 50 miles (80km) north of the Iraqi capital.
The bombing follows earlier attacks in which killed at least eight people were killed. Earlier, two television journalists were shot dead and three anti-extremist militiamen killed in a bomb blast.
More than 40 people have been killed in Iraq after a series of bombings, an official said.
A suicide bomber has targeted a coffee shop in a Shiite town north of Baghdad, killing 13 people, an Iraqi official has told the Associated Press.