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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Iraq Suicide Bombings Kill Dozens

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Suicide bombers struck Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 33 people and wounding dozens more in three attacks on an army recruiting center, a police convoy and civilians, authorities said.

The attacks pushed the death count to over 1,500 people killed in violence since April 28, when Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari announced his Shiite- and Kurd-dominated government.

In the deadliest blast Sunday, a man strapped with explosives blew himself up at an Iraqi military recruiting center at Muthana airfield near central Baghdad, killing 25 and wounding 47, the U.S. military and hospital officials said. The recruiting center had been hit several times before by suicide attackers.

Separately, a suicide car bomber rammed into a police convoy near the city of Mosul, killing four policemen and wounding three, police said.

In a third attack, a suicide car bomb exploded in Kirkuk, killing at least four civilians and wounding 15 more, police said. The attack occurred on a highway near a hospital and municipal building. The target appeared to be civilians because there were no military or police convoys nearby, authorities said.

Other violence overnight and into Sunday killed at least 13 others in Iraq, including a Shiite family of eight killed in their sleep, police colonel shot in Baghdad, two other policeman killed in the capital, a security official in Kirkuk and a civilian in Baghdad.