An Al-Qaeda-linked group claimed a brazen attack on a ministry and a bombing in south Iraq left 10 people dead Sunday as a study said at least 112,000 civilians were killed since the 2003 US-led invasion.
A federal policeman inspects a vehicle in front of government buildings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on March 17, 2013. A car bomb exploded near the outskirts of the south Iraq city of Basra on Sunday, killing 10 people and wounding 16.
Ahead of the anniversary of the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein, the latest violence raises fresh questions about the security forces' ability to prevent attacks such as the March 14 assault on the justice ministry claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI).
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