Wave of bombings kills 25 across Iraq

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BAGHDAD — A wave of bombings across Iraq today hit a number of targets, including residents of ethnically disputed areas, killing 25 people and wounding dozens.

The attacks deepen fears that militants are seeking to reignite ethnic and sectarian violence in the country, where tensions remain high over areas contested between Iraq’s central government and the Kurdish minority. Also, deadly violence continues between the two dominant ethnic communities — Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

The deadliest of today’s attacks took place in al-Mouafaqiyah, where seven people were killed and 11 were wounded in the bombing, according to police officials.

It was unclear who was behind the latest violence, though Sunni Arab insurgents frequently use coordinated bomb attacks to try to undermine the Shiite-led government’s authority.

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