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A wave of bombings across Iraq have killed at least 19 people and wounded more than 100 others, officials said, just days before the country's first elections since US troops withdrew.
Most of the deadly attacks on Monday morning reported by police officials were bombings, which killed several people in Baghdad, in the western city of Fallujah, the contested northern city of Kirkuk and towns south of the capital.
A total of 14 car bombs and three roadside bombs struck seven cities including Baghdad, security and medical officials said on Monday, updating an earlier toll. Hospital officials confirmed the casualty tolls.
Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports:
(Source: Al Jazeera)