Iraq attacks kill 24, injure 49
Attacks Sunday in central and northern Iraq killed 24 people and injured 49, security officials and witnesses said, dpa reported.
Fifteen people were killed and 40 injured in a series of car bombings in several districts of the capital Baghdad, police and witnesses told dpa.
In a separate incident, four gunmen were killed when members of a pro-government militia returned fire after their checkpoint came under attack south of the capital, police said.
In the northern city of Mosul, two soldiers were killed and four injured in a bombing targeting an army patrol, security officials said.
In Baqouba, north-east of Baghdad, police said three people were killed and five injured in a marketplace bombing.
According to UN estimates, 979 people were killed in Iraq in October.
This year has mounting death tolls amid sectarian tensions and violent campaigns by the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and by gunmen linked to the former ruling Baath Party.