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.
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.