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At least 41 people have been killed in a series of bombings in central Iraq, police and medical officials say.


Sixteen died in an attack on a funeral for a pro-government Sunni militiaman in a village south of Baquba, the capital of Diyala province.

Seven car bombs meanwhile exploded across Baghdad, killing at least 25 people and wounding dozens more.

There has been a surge in sectarian violence across Iraq in the past year, reaching levels not seen since 2007.

The United Nations says 7,818 civilians and 1,050 members of the security forces died in 2013. December alone saw at least 759 killed.

Falluja stand-off
In Wednesday's deadliest incident, a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a funeral tent in the village of Buhriz where mourners were marking the death two days ago of a member of a local Sahwa, or Awakening Council, set up Sunni Arab tribesmen to fight al-Qaeda.

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The car bomb attacks that shook Baghdad at around the same time occurred within minutes of each other, mostly in predominantly Shia districts of the capital.

Five shoppers were killed when a car blew up at an outdoor market in the northern Shula district, police told the Reuters news agency. Another car bomb exploded in the central commercial area of Karrada, killing four civilians, they said.

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At least 41 people have been killed in a series of bombings in central Iraq, police and medical officials say.


Sixteen died in an attack on a funeral for a pro-government Sunni militiaman in a village south of Baquba, the capital of Diyala province.

Seven car bombs meanwhile exploded across Baghdad, killing at least 25 people and wounding dozens more.

There has been a surge in sectarian violence across Iraq in the past year, reaching levels not seen since 2007.

The United Nations says 7,818 civilians and 1,050 members of the security forces died in 2013. December alone saw at least 759 killed.

Falluja stand-off
In Wednesday's deadliest incident, a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a funeral tent in the village of Buhriz where mourners were marking the death two days ago of a member of a local Sahwa, or Awakening Council, set up Sunni Arab tribesmen to fight al-Qaeda.

Map of Iraq
The car bomb attacks that shook Baghdad at around the same time occurred within minutes of each other, mostly in predominantly Shia districts of the capital.

Five shoppers were killed when a car blew up at an outdoor market in the northern Shula district, police told the Reuters news agency. Another car bomb exploded in the central commercial area of Karrada, killing four civilians, they said.