A series of bomb attacks across Iraq killed at least 12 people and wounded 64 others on Thursday, security and medical officials said.
The deadliest of the attacks took place in Dujail, 60 kilometres (35 miles) north of Baghdad, where two car bombs minutes apart killed seven people. Another five people died in a car bomb in Hilla, south of the capital.
Bombings also took place in Hawija and Karbala.
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