At least ten people have been killed and many others wounded in two terrorist attacks in central Iraq, a day after a wave of attacks in the capital Baghdad killed 57 people.
An attack in the Nahrawan area of southeast Baghdad claimed seven lives on Wednesday with at least 14 people reportedly wounded. Another bomb attack north of Baghdad left three people dead. Officials say at least 119 people have died in terrorist attacks across the Arab country over the past three days. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks. There has been recently an upsurge in violence across Iraq, and the authorities say Qatar and Saudi Arabia have had a hand in some of the deadly incidents. The United Nations says a total of 1,045 people were killed and nearly 2,400 were injured in violent incidents across Iraq in May. Earlier this month, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for Iraq Martin Kobler called on the Iraqi leaders to “sit together” and address the country’s problems, including car bomb attacks throughout Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said that militant groups and the remnants of the former Ba’athist regime are responsible for the latest wave of violence in the country.