Attacks in Iraq kill at least 82 people, officials say

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BAGHDAD (CNN) — The death toll from several attacks across Iraq on Monday, July 23rd rose to 82, Interior Ministry officials said.

Dozens were wounded.

The deadliest attacks happened in the town of Taji, roughly 20 miles north of Baghdad, where a car bomb and four roadside bombs exploded in a residential complex, killing 32 people and wounding 43, authorities said.

In another attack, at an Iraqi military base north of Baghdad, militants armed with mortars and small arms killed at least 15 soldiers, according to the officials.

Officials said at least three people were wounded in the brazen attack on the base in the town of Dhuluiya, a one-time stronghold for Sunni supporters of former dictator Saddam Hussein about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Baghdad.

While overall attacks have dropped off in Iraq since the height of violence in 2006, insurgents have routinely targeted Iraqi security…

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