A wave of attacks targeting both Iraqi security forces and civilians killed 48 people on Monday, in a second day of deadly violence ahead of the first anniversary of the withdrawal of US forces.
An Iraqi youth inspects destruction following two bomb blasts near a Shiite place of worship in Tuz Khurmatu in Kirkuk province, on December 17, 2012. A wave of attacks targeting both Iraqi security forces and civilians kills 48 people this week, in a second day of deadly violence
Monday was the deadliest day in Iraq since November 29, when 50 people were killed. The latest violence comes after attacks killed 19 people and wounded 77 on Sunday.
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