Originally posted on National Post | News:

At least 58 people were killed in attacks across Iraq on Sunday, including a car bomb outside a French consulate.

Iraq’s conflict has eased since its height in 2006-2007 when sectarian slaughter killed thousands. But Sunni Islamists and an al-Qaeda affiliate still launch about one major attack a month in an effort to reignite tensions between Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims following the U.S. military withdrawal in December.

The most serious of the bombings, blasts and shootings on Sunday happened near the city of Amara, 300 km south of Baghdad, when two car bombs exploded outside a Shi’ite shrine and a market place, killing at least 16 people, officials said.

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“So far 16 corpses were brought to the hospital, and more than 100 people were wounded,” said Sayid Hasanain, a local health official.

With its main hospital overflowing with injured from the attacks, mosques in Amara used prayer loudspeakers…

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