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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:37 AM

Iraq sees deadliest month in two years

Source: BBC

1 August 2012 Last updated at 14:44 GMT

Iraq sees deadliest month in two years

July was Iraq's deadliest month in nearly two years as 325 people died in nationwide attacks, according to new government figures.

The data, compiled by Iraqi officials, show casualties included 241 civilians, 40 police and 44 soldiers.

On July 23 alone, 103 people were killed in a wave of co-ordinated bombings across the country.

The recent rise in violence has been linked to Sunni insurgents trying to undermine the Shia-led government.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19076257

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