A total of 1,057 people lost their lives in violence in Iraq in July, the deadliest month in more than five years, the United Nations announced Thursday.
The toll includes 928 civilians. Around 2,326 people, mostly civilians, were wounded in July, dpa reported.
"The impact of violence on civilians remains disturbingly high, with at least 4,137 civilians killed and 9,865 injured since the beginning of 2013," the acting special representative of the UN secretary general for Iraq, Gyorgy Busztin, said.
"We haven't seen such numbers in more than five years, when the blind rage of sectarian strife that inflicted such deep wounds upon this country was finally abating."
The number of attacks has increased in recent weeks as militants usually scale up their bombings during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
Iraq has been gripped by political and sectarian tensions with Sunnis staging frequent protests in the past six months against the Shiite-led government.
The protesters are seeking a repeal of laws they claim are being used against them.
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