At least 16 explosions hit Iraq

At least 16 explosions have hit various Iraqi cities today, killing 39 and wounding 188, according to news agency Reuters.

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52 killed in Iraq bomb attacks

More than 30 co-ordinated blasts across Iraq have killed at least 52 people and wounded nearly 250. The attacks come on the ninth anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq and ahead of next week's Arab League summit in Baghdad.