108 killed in Iraq's deadliest day
- Published: 23 Jul 2012 at 22.36
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A wave of attacks across Iraq on Monday killed 108 people in the country's deadliest day in more than two years after Al-Qaeda warned it would mount new attacks and sought to retake territory.
Officials said at least 228 people were wounded in 27 different attacks launched in 18 cities, shattering a relative calm which had held in the lead-up to the start on Saturday of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
In Monday's deadliest attack _ a string of roadside bombs and a car bomb followed by a suicide attack targeting emergency responders in the town of Taji _ at least 42 people were killed and 40 wounded, according to two medical officials.
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