Baghdad: At least 21 people were killed and 78 injured in attacks across Iraq on Monday, mostly in the Shiite provinces, an Interior Ministry source said.

Two persons were killed and 12 wounded when a car bomb exploded in Karbala, around 110 km away from Baghdad, the source told.

Meanwhile, at least six persons were killed and 14 wounded in another car bomb attack in the Shiite district of Mahmodiyah, 30 km from Baghdad, he added.

Earlier on Monday, two cars bombs exploded in a market in Amarah, about 300 km from Baghdad, killing nine persons and wounding 30, the source said.

Another car bomb struck Diwaniyah, 160 km southeast of Baghdad, killing two persons and wounding 20. In the northern town of Yathrib, 40 km from capital, two soldiers were killed and two wounded when unidentified gunmen attacked a check point of the Iraqi Army.


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