BAGHDAD - A wave of attacks across Iraq on Thursday killed at least 19 people and left 104 wounded, security and medical officials said, updating an earlier toll.
The attacks struck in nine different cities just days before the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, the festival that marks the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan
In the north Baghdad neighbourhood of Husseiniyah, a car bomb killed at least six people and wounded 26, according to an interior ministry official and a medical source.
Meanwhile in the town of Daquq, north of Baghdad in Kirkuk province, a suicide attacker killed six policemen and wounded 25 people when he blew himself up at a counter-terrorism department's compound, according to provincial police Brigadier General Sarhad Qader.
Attacks in the towns of Al-Garma, Tuz Khurmatu, Kirkuk and Dibis left seven others dead, officials said.