At Least 20 Killed in Attacks Throughout Iraq – NYTimes.com
From a busy market to a university campus, a series of bomb attacks swept through Iraq on Wednesday, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 100, the Iraqi police and security forces said.
The attacks struck civilian, government and security targets. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for any of the blasts, which were spread out in more than half a dozen provinces in Iraq, with at least one of the devices in a southern region dismantled before it blew up.
The extent to which any of the attacks were coordinated was not clear, but they were some of the most widespread in recent weeks, striking a variety of targets that brought to the forefront Iraq’s political and ethnic diversity. The last similar daily toll came on Nov. 6, when a bomb killed more than two dozen people at a military base in Taji, north of Baghdad.