Series of explosions across Iraq kills at least 39

Series of explosions in Iraq
Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a bomb attack in Hilla, 60 miles south of Baghdad Credit: 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.