BAGHDAD – A string of bombings Wednesday in Baghdad and eastern Iraq left 62 people dead and 152 others injured, police sources told Efe.
The single deadliest attack was in Shateb, a village in Diyala province, where 14 mourners died when three bombs were detonated during a funeral.
Twenty-five people were hurt.
Blasts in different parts of the Iraqi capital left 29 people dead and 87 wounded, including eight killed by a pair of car bombs in the al Huseiniya neighborhood.
Five people died in a car bombing in central Baghdad’s al Andalus square, while a bombing at a market in the northeastern part of the capital resulted in three deaths.
A police officer was killed in the Zaafarin district when a bomb attached to his vehicle detonated.
Iraq is experiencing a resurgence of sectarian and political violence that claimed the lives of 8,868 people – 7,818 of them civilians – in 2013, according to estimates from the United Nations.