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Scores Dead in Series of Car Bomb Attacks in Iraq

iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- Some 200 people were killed and injured in Iraq Sunday as a result of 10 car bomb attacks in Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul.  The attacks were mainly carried out in Shiite areas of the two cities.

The U.S. Embassy in Iraq issued a statement saying it is “appalled by the terrorist attacks.”

“The United States remains a steadfast partner in Iraq’s fight against terrorism, and we will continue to support the Government of Iraq’s efforts to strengthen Iraqi security,” the statement concluded.

Iraqi security forces managed to defuse two car bombs in the Shaula section of Baghdad and the city of Taji.

Iraqi police say six people were killed and 20 others were wounded in an attack on their bus after they visited a holy shrine in Samara.

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